ISSUE 47  |  Thanksgiving Entertaining

Fabrics & Linens: Crux Blanket by Pia Wallen

November 25, 2011 4:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Designed in 1991, the Crux blanket by Swedish artist Pia Wallen is a coveted design classic. Produced by a small family company in Sweden, the wool blanket is available in limited quantities, with new colors introduced yearly; it's hard to come by (Skandium in the UK sells out before the blankets hit the floor) and high-priced (nearly $1,000). So we were interested to spot a cotton flannel version at Mjolk in Canada for a quarter of the cost.

Above: The Crux Blanket is available from Skandium in the UK for £583; the Crux Blanket is also available from the Scandinavian Design Center for 5,500 krona.

Above: Made from ecological Peruvian cotton, the Cross Blanket by Pia Wallen is available in black, orange, and gray; CA $245 at Mjolk.