Vík Prjónsdóttir launches latest wing-shaped blankets made from Icelandic wool

King Eider blanket (also main image)Vík Prjónsdóttir’s Swan and King Eider blankets, designed to be used as shoulder wraps or sofa throws, are the latest editions to the Wing Collection. “They offer dreams of flight and freedom, exploration and escape.”
Papageno blanketThe latest designs, Swan and King Eider, also reference the character and colour combinations of their namesakes. “The idea came when we were working in the Westfjords in Iceland in this little house in a very isolated fjord, and above us in the mountain lived a pair of eagles,” co-founder Brynhildur Pálsdóttir told Dezeen. Related story: The Regional Blanket by Vík Prjónsdóttir”The Wing is an adaptable small blanket to use as you choose,” said the designers. “Designed to hang from the shoulders, you can slip your hands through its layered ‘feathers’ for comfort that won’t slip, or use it as a dramatic sofa or chair throw.”
Swan blanketKnown for interpreting folklore into unusual fashion and homeware products, Vík Prjónsdóttir has created the multipurpose range from 100 per cent double-knitted Icelandic wool with blanket-stitched ends. “The world of birds is one of dazzling variety and colour,” said the designers. “We could watch them fly above us, a very spectacular sight. Design collective Vík Prjónsdóttir has launched two Icelandic wool blankets shaped to look like the wings of a swan and an eider duck as part of a range of avian-influenced covers. The inner fibres provide insulation and the outer fibres water resistance – resulting in lightweight, warm and water-repellent textiles. Icelandic sheep evolved in complete isolation for over 1,000 years, resulting in wool with a unique combination of fibres. “We selected birds that have a strong myth about them, they are strong characters and that is interesting when choosing a blanket to look at the character of the blanket, is it a protective blanket or more friendly blanket,” Pálsdóttir told Dezeen.

Updated: 23.11.2014 — 13:28