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Origin Made in Italy
Dimensions W 135cm x L 210 cm
Materiality 100% Wool
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 handcrafted in Italy
”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 Italy.
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.”