Wallén's most recognized products are the wool felt slippers, the
jewellery collection in sterling silver and the Crux blanket which comes
in a limited edition. These innovations are what continue to inspire the
continuity and philosophy behind Pia Wallén's products.
Principles of funcrtionality, simplicity and a contempoary interpretation
Scandinavian craft tradition are themes that continue to run through her
The blanket is made in a limited edition, and new colours are introduced
A survivor, the cross symbol was seldom seen in the design world before
Pia Wallén introduced her Crux blanket in 1991. Pia was touched
by the idéa of hope that the cross blanket represented and was
inspired to design her own during the Kuwait war. In Swedish folkart tradition,
the cross is a strong symbol for hope, a meeting point of heaven and earth
and has remained an important symbol for Pia Wallén during her
career. Produced by a small family company in Sweden, using the finest
wool. The weaving process is crafted with traditional weaving machines
which make the fine border and it's felted using the traditional Scandinavian
methods. The blanket is made in a limited edition, and new colours are
introduced each year. This collectors item is represented at various museums.
The Unisex slipper was first designed in 1992 for Progetto/Orgetto Cappelini.
The slipper was inspired by the Scandinavian tradition of using wool linings
inside boots, to survive the cold Swedish winters. Designed with the use
of minimal pieces and a clever construction, the slipper reminds us of
industrial materials updated with a fine level of finish and detail. Functionality,
simplicity and comfort are why this model remains poplular today.
the blanket Crux in the store...