Magniberg's "Queen" Blankets Pay Homeage to Rebels and Royals
Traditional tartans take center stage.
Swedish textile brand Magniberg has launched its latest set of blankets, which is made up of 12 tartans that look to offer a modern take on a traditional motif.
Named “Queen”, the collection takes inspiration from the idea of wearing a blanket across your shoulders on a summer evening, while on a countryside walk, or when sitting outside a bar to have a drink. “Wrapping up in a blanket reminds me a little of children playing dress up – turning themselves into a pirate or an imaginary hero,” says Magniberg founder Bengt Thornefors.
Across the 12-piece collection, Thornefors was keen to use tartans of various shades and formations. Guitar Red, for example, combines dark tones with a bright red, while Electro White sees an off-white base brightened up with accents of pink. Each has been woven in super soft baby alpaca wool by craftspeople in Peru. The wool itself was sourced from a herd of alpacas that are free-roaming high up in the Andes.
For Thornefors, the contrasting connotations and cultural usages of tartan proved interesting. “We chose tartan, one of my favorites, [as] it is a traditional fabric representing the aristocratic order, royals, and the military,” Thornefors adds. “But it’s worn by establishment rebels too, like the punks. I like that play on contrasts. And I like to think of the alpaca who give us wool, wild and free, watching the sun set over the Andes.”
Each blanket in the Queen collection is priced at €399 (approximately $422 USD) and are available through the Magniberg website. Take a look through the pieces above, and for more design – check out the latest furniture collaboration between Reigning Champ and Modernica.