The Mikkel blankets come in four colour combinations. The motifs combine inspiration from the Bauhaus movement and the Norwegian wool tradition with a contemporary and exploratory use of colour. While working with the blankets, Melvær combined her two disciplines of industrial design and graphic design.
The Norwegian manufacturer Røros Tweed made the prototypes. A carefully sorted blend of the finest Norwegian wool is carded, spun, twisted, dyed, woven and finished at their factories in Norway.
Kristine Five Melvær
Kristine Five Melvær designs tableware, lighting, furniture, textile objects, and graphic design. She holds a MA in Industrial Design from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and a MA in Visual Communication from Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Melvær received the international glass prize Riedel Award in 2014, and was awarded Newcomer of the Year in the Bo Bedre Design Awards 2013. She has been nominated for awards such as Nordic Designer of the Year, Young Designer of the Year and Accessory of the Year. She received a development grant from Grafill in 2013, and a three-year working grant from the Arts Council Norway in 2014.