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8 Favorites: Arty Abstract Throws

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8 Favorites: Arty Abstract Throws

September 20, 2019

Not sure about laying down a bold, statement-making abstract rug? (See our story about the trend here.) Consider its commitment-light cousin: the abstract blanket.

Here, 8 appealing modern throws, each a conversation starter:

Artist Dee Clements of Chicago-based Studio Herron designs and weaves the cotton throws sold on her website. We&#8
Above: Artist Dee Clements of Chicago-based Studio Herron designs and weaves the cotton throws sold on her website. We’re partial to her Architecture Throw (pictured, $180), but we’re also quite enamored with her Lee Throw, named for painter (and Jackson Pollock’s wife) Lee Krasner.
The nine-year-old brand Cold Picnic arguably brought the trend to the masses. Their   Shipwrecked Knit Blanket is $0.
Above: The nine-year-old brand Cold Picnic arguably brought the trend to the masses. Their   Shipwrecked Knit Blanket is $200.
Viso&#8
Above: Viso’s tapestry blankets are bound in natural canvas. The brand carries a range of Matisse-like cotton versions, all woven on a German jacquard loom. This Tapestry Blanket V52 is based on a design by artist Marleigh Culver; $220.
All Roads, a metal and fiber arts collective in the Mojave Desert, makes hand-woven throws from recycled cotton. Both the Agua Fria Blanket (pictured here) and the Desert Sun Blanket (featured at top) are $8 each.
Above: All Roads, a metal and fiber arts collective in the Mojave Desert, makes hand-woven throws from recycled cotton. Both the Agua Fria Blanket (pictured here) and the Desert Sun Blanket (featured at top) are $198 each.
Sara Berks, founder of Minna, an online store that specializes in textiles produced in collaboration with artisans in developing countries, designed this wool Abstract Throw, which was then handwoven by a Uruguayan women&#8
Above: Sara Berks, founder of Minna, an online store that specializes in textiles produced in collaboration with artisans in developing countries, designed this wool Abstract Throw, which was then handwoven by a Uruguayan women’s cooperative; $350 at DWR. (It’s also available in different colors at Food52.)
Ferm Living&#8
Above: Ferm Living’s cotton Mirage Blanket comes in three colors (shown is mustard); €135.
Slowdown Studio currently carries  artist-designed blankets. This one, the Arthur Throw, is by East London-based textile designer and artist Laurie Maun; $0.
Above: Slowdown Studio currently carries 16 artist-designed blankets. This one, the Arthur Throw, is by East London-based textile designer and artist Laurie Maun; $230.
The cotton and wool woven AFAF blanket features a hand-embroidered wool design; €455 from Marrakesh-based brand LRNCE.
Above: The cotton and wool woven AFAF blanket features a hand-embroidered wool design; €455 from Marrakesh-based brand LRNCE.

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