Crux blanket 2013 by Pia Wallén is available in a limited edition of 40 pieces.
Since its release in 1991 this blanket has been a favourite among design lovers. But it has been rare on the market. This is due to the high quality in every part of making this item, says Pia Wallén.
From the raising of sheep on ecological farms in Sweden and the following spinning, dying, weaving and felt process of the wool it takes several months.
Crux is made with traditional methods, many of them by handicraft and each item is individually overseen by the designer.
– The whole process actually follows the capacity of the small Swedish manufacturer I collaborate with, says Pia Wallén. I hope this is not the last edition of Crux, but the making of this blanket is very expensive as we produce in Sweden.
Pia Wallén recently launched the Cross blanket, made of organic cotton. Cross is intended as good design for a reasonable cost, while Crux is perhaps more of a collectors item.
It puts a focus on the problem of producing design objects of high quality in Sweden today. Are we ready to pay for a sustainable, high quality design made in Sweden?