Eike König Releases New Series of Art Blankets

Handmade in Germany and released as an open edition.

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German artist and designer Eike König has released a series of new knitted blankets that draw on his juxtapositions between pop cultural icons and whimsical wordplay.

The studio HORT founder flipped his popular spin on Homer Simpson (and his Greek counterpart) through a pastel blue background accentuated with pink stenciling. Drawing from his INTERIM SOLUTION exhibition, which went on view at HVW8 Berlin last June, FUTURE RAVER (2023) and TRUE KINDNESS (2023) reappear as soft blanket iterations that can be enjoyed while lounging around the house or equally displayed as a wall work.

VATHER RESIST (2024) is another standout in the collection, featuring Star Wars’ chief villain in a sun-kissed color palette with the words ‘WHAT YOU RESIST PERSISTS’ overlaid on the image. “Feeels like spring is in the air, but still it gets a bit chilly in the evening,” König says, offering the answer through his large blankets that can see year-round use.

For those looking to purchase, each blanket is made in Germany with 100 percent wool, sizes at 73 x 59 inches and is released as an open edition.

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