Crux Blanket – Our Icon
A true survivor! The cross symbol (crux in Latin) was rarely seen in the design world before Pia Wallén introduced her Crux blanket in 1991. The blanket, a classic in contemporary Swedish design history, is handicrafted in one of Scottland’s most renowned weaving mills from 1866 and made with the finest blend of 90% lambswool and 10% cashmere. ”It’s no coincidence that I designed my first felted wool blanket, Crux, during the Kuwait invasion in 1991. The artist Joseph Beuys was also an influence. When I first started working with blankets, I found a small weaving company in Östergötland in southern Sweden that still worked with the traditional techniques. I collaborate with them for many years until I finally found their equal in a well established weaving mill in Scotland. I’ve always been intrigued by the values that the cross represents. In Swedish folk art tradition, the cross is a strong symbol for hope, a meeting point of heaven and earth.” The Crux blanket is the most exclusive of our objects, due to the handcraft production process. We are limited to meeting the demand. So please have patience – or try our new Cross Blanket in organic cotton.