John Pawson — Trace 04
By John Pawson
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Inspired by his home in Oxfordshire, England, this collection of blankets designed by John Pawson for Tekla are all Jacquard woven from the finest quality merino wool and finished with eyelash endings.
"The blankets are very much a consequence of the immersive intensity of the architectural process. All of the patterns and tones originate in this single location. Each design captures a specific moment of graphic interaction between architectural space and light.
I wanted to create a series of textiles that is both rigorously abstract and resonantly site specific."
— John Pawson
Made in Europe from superfine merino, sourced in Australia and South America. Merino sheep wool is the highest quality sheep's wool with soft, soft hair and firm texture. The special merino wool comes exclusively from selected merino sheep breeds. Merino wool is super elastic, stretching up to almost 30% from its original form. Because of this, it is extremely durable.
The Tekla wool blankets are created for years of wear, especially if you take good care of them along the way. By the nature of the fabric, wool is stain, odor and wrinkle-resistant and thus requires little maintenance. Hang the blankets outside now and then, to straighten and air out for a refreshing feel.
All Tekla wool products are woven by highly skilled craftsmen, and the entire production runs solely on renewable energy, leaving as little environmental impact as possible.
Size 160 x 180cm / 63 x 71"
Material 100% Ultra-Fine Virgin Merino Wool
Dry clean to avoid shrinkage
Hand wash/spot clean by hand at low temperatures
Do not dry
John Pawson CBE has spent over thirty years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character. His body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from private houses, sacred commissions, galleries, museums, hotels, ballet sets, yacht interiors and a bridge across a lake.
As Alvar Aalto’s bronze door handle has been characterised as the ‘handshake of a building’, so a sense of engaging with the essence of a philosophy of space through everything the eye sees or the hand touches is a defining aspect of Pawson’s work. His method is to approach buildings and design commissions in precisely the same manner, on the basis that ‘it’s all architecture’.
Whether at the scale of a monastery, a house, a saucepan or a ballet, everything is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light and ritual. In this way, even something as modest as a fork can become a vehicle for much broader ideas about how we live and what we value.
Based in Copenhagen, Tekla was founded with the objective of conceiving the best bed linen possible. Their intent is to accentuate the natures of the fabric and their inherent qualities. Tekla believes that textiles possess an essential role in each home: they can alter the atmosphere and change the way in which you perceive your private space. This is their raison d’être: to show the importance of home textiles and how they, subtle as loud, can make a difference in your everyday life.
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