Mikkel Blanket by Røros Tweed
A Design Award Winner at ICFF
New York 2015
The Mikkel blanket combines inspiration from the Bauhaus movement and Norwegian traditional weaving on one side with a contemporary and exploratory use of color on the other. While working with the blankets the designer, Kristine Five Melvær, combined her two disciplines of industrial design and graphic design.
Kristine Five Melvær (b. 1984) is an Oslo-based designer working with tableware, lighting, furniture, textile objects and graphic design. Melvær holds a Masters degree in Industrial design and a Masters degree in Visual Communication. She explores the subject of object communication, bridging the disciplines of product design and graphic design. She focuses on the communicative potentials of objects as a means to create emotional bonds between object and user. By searching for the sensual essence of phenomena, she translates these qualities into sensuous objects with a Scandinavian simplicity.
Røros Tweed collaborates with leading figures on the international design scene, fortifying its position as a forerunner in the Scandinavian design industry. There is no compromise, however, on the functionality and user friendliness of the products.