In 2016, Norwegian designers Anderssen & Voll took part in an international design research project called ‘Furnishing Utopia.' The initial stage was organised as a workshop at the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts, USA. It was during this inspiring visit that the Isak throw was first sketched out.
Drawing from the artistry of classic Shaker chairs, which are often braided from colourful, woven cotton tape, the Isak throw found its muse. Translated into a light, soft, and decorative masterpiece, the red sumak Isak throw, woven by Røros Tweed, gracefully echoes the Shaker tradition while embracing contemporary charm.
Selected wool from Norwegian sheep, combined with collaboration with leading Scandinavian designers and textile artists, has made Røros Tweed one of the most reputable producers of 100% Norwegian-made brands.
Røros, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was once a mining town 600 meters above sea level. The valuable copper discovery brought wealth to some but left many in poverty. When Peder Hiort, the mine's director, passed away in 1789, he left his fortune to a foundation supporting textile education and providing raw materials to the poor. This legacy laid the foundation for Røros Tweed, a tradition of handcraft and textile production. In 1940, Røros Tweed became a sales outlet for exquisite handmade textiles.
|Red sumac | biscuit
|150 x 210 cm
|100% Norwegian lambswool, shorn from sheep roaming free in the mountains.
|The blanket can be maintained by either airing, hand washing cool or dry cleaning. This will keep it looking beautiful for many years to come. Do not machine wash or tumble dry.
|Anderssen & Voll
|Made in Norway