The motifs of the Naturpledd blankets are inspired by the woolen thread itself and the different techniques that can make it into decorative and functional structures; weaving, braiding, knotting and balling. While working with the blankets, Melvær combined her two disciplines of industrial design and graphic design.
The Naturpledd series contains only the sheep´s natural colors – excluding all dyestuffs and additives – resulting in a 100% natural product. The blankets are made by the Norwegian manufacturer Røros Tweed. Røros Tweed has been weaving high quality wool products since 1940, building on a local tradition for textile craftsmanship that goes back centuries.
A carefully sorted blend of Norwegian wool is carded, spun, twisted, dyed, woven and finished at the company´s facilities in Norway – ensuring total insight and control of all quality aspects of the product.
The Naturpledd blankets and Mikkel blankets won Best Textiles in the 2015 ICFF Editor´s Awards.
Manufacturer: Røros Tweed
Material: Norwegian wool
Photos: Erik Five Gunnerud