Røros Tweed’s Intricately Crafted, Beautifully Designed Throw Blankets
Sweater weather begets snuggly blanket weather, and we’re particularly taken by the lush and puffy woolen creations of Norwegian heritage brand Røros Tweed. Named for the 17th-century copper mining town on Unesco’s list of World Heritage sites, the textiles company grew out of an apprentice and charity program that was originally established in the late 1700s, with funds bequeathed by the mine’s director, Peder Hiort; it only later became a commercial entity, in the 1940s. Today, Røros fuses centuries-old craft with modern-day design, issuing collaborations with contemporary talents like the New York– and Oslo-based architecture firm Snøhetta, whose angular, graphic pattern is designed to fold into the shape of the studio’s namesake, the Snøhetta mountain in the Dovrefjell range, and the French designer Inga Sempé, whose intricate patterns and gradients have featured in three collections to date (one of which is pictured above). Sara Wright Polmar’s Toskaft throw is available in the U.S. through Design Within Reach; you can also find Røros’s wares through the Scandinavian design retailer Fjørn. It’s the perfect warm-and-fuzzy for someone on your nice list.