The elegance of reduction. Ever since the outset of her career, Pia Wallén has honored the traditions of Swedish handicraft. She has re-invented the materials, the techniques and ellaborations in a contemporary context, sometimes contemplative, other times with wit and lust — but always sincere. This profound passion, in combination with her unique personal idiom, has made Pia Wallén one of the most important and influential pioneers in contemporary Swedish design.
The cross blanket is related to our world famous crux blanket which was introduced in 1991. The design is inspired by the values that a cross represents. In Swedish folk art tradition the cross is a strong symbol for hope. It has remained an important symbol within Pia Wallen's work over the years. This blanket is produced in collaboration with a Swedish company manufacturing the finest organic cotton from their own fields in Peru since 1986.