Mikkel plaid in pure wool from the Norwegian brand, Røros, was designed by Kristine Five Melvær as a playful take on classic, geometric shapes, inspired by the Bauhaus movement and Norwegian weaving traditions with the use of modern colours.
Røros Tweed is a continuation of Hiort Foundation's home improvement business. It began with weaving courses in 1938, where the textiles were produced in people's private homes. Later, investments were made in machines and the factory's production is now concentrated on textiles made of 100% pure new wool, with designs that are often inspired by the cultural heritage and the fascinating high mountain nature of Røros.
Peder Hiort, who was director of the Røros Copperworks in the 18th century, bequeathed his entire fortune to the poor of Røros - a will which is characterized as one of the wisest donations in the Nordics, as it showed exceptional foresight and social responsibility, which still has its justification today in other parts of the world.
Kristine Five Melvær has a master's degree in industrial design and in visual communication. She explores the subject of object communication, builds a bridge between product design and graphic design in her sensuous objects with a Scandinavian simplicity.
Dimensions: 135 x 200 cm
Material: 100% new wool
Colour: Green or red
Model: Mikkel plaid
Hand wash (30°C or 86°F)
Use a mild detergent for wool
Remove excess water by gently rolling the plaid
Dry on a flat surface