Design Within Reach Throws
DWR Exclusive Verner Panton studied at the renowned Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Upon finishing his schooling, he apprenticed at Arne Jacobsens architectural practice before establishing his own design studio in 1955. Although Panton was influenced by Jacobsens organic modern approach, he first established himself at the forefront of the avant-garde with furniture based on geometric forms and use of strong colors. Panton is regarded today as a major contributor to the development of modern design in the second half of the 20th century. The Mirror Throw (1973) is one of his most iconic graphic designs, originally conceived for the famous Visiona II fantasy environment that he created for the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1970. This plush merino wool throw features Verpans trademark geometric shapes in two hues that play off each other. Made in Lithuania. Materials: 100% merino wool. Measurements:L 75" W 51"
A renowned Swedish textile artist and designer based in Stockholm, Simon Key Bertman studied at the Konstfack School of Design and the Royal Institute of Art, graduating in 2011. Bertman has garnered attention for his groundbreaking work with patterns, textures and colors, drawing inspiration from Swedish expressionist painter Isaac Grünewald. I am fascinated by playing with form and color to come up with a dynamic geometric pattern, says the designer. That fascination is apparent in his Loom Throw (2014), which features a systematic pattern that at once is perfectly ordered yet can appear a bit random. Handmade from the softest cotton, Loom features a light and airy structure, with a color composition that changes depending on how you fold it. Machine washable. Made in India. Materials: 100% cotton. Measurements:L 71" W 51.25"
In 1723, a cooperative mill was started in County Wicklow, Ireland, where farmers could spin and weave their wool into tweeds and blankets. All the yarn was uncolored at first, but then the farmers started experimenting with natural vegetable dyes, and soon the mills output was livened with reds, greens and yellows. After thriving for more than two centuries, the business ran into trouble. By 1960, the looms had been abandoned, and the mill had fallen into disrepair. In the 1970s, a young family came upon an advertisement listing the property for sale, and the rest is history, as they say. Still overseen by that same family today, the mill has stayed true to its heritage, weaving premium rugs, throws and scarves out of wool, mohair, cotton and linen. The warm, luxurious Spectrum Throw (2012) is made using all-natural fibers and dyes, with a colorful pixel pattern. This blanket is great for throwing over the bed, a sofa or yourself. Made in Ireland. Materials: 100% lambswool; vegetable dye. Measurements:L 72" W 57"
DWR Exclusive Wrap yourself in this luxuriously soft Mohair Throw and you'll understand why mohair, which is made from the hair of the Angora goat, has been prized since the 1500s. As warm as a hug, the high-quality mohair fibers are naturally durable and breathable. Mohair's inherent strength and flexibility has led to its use in a wide range of applications since Angora goats were brought to the West in the mid-1800s – from blankets and scarves to train seats and cowboy's chaps. Using all-natural vegetable dyes and only natural fibers, our 100% brushed Mohair Throw was woven at a mill in County Wicklow, Ireland, which has been manufacturing tweeds and blankets since 1723. Made in Ireland. Materials: 70% mohair; 30% pure wool Measurements:L 72" W 57"
Based in Oslo, Norway, Kristine Five Melvær holds masters degrees in industrial design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and in visual communication from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Through her work, Melvær investigates and bridges the disciplines of product design and graphic design, focusing on realizing communicative potential of different objects and materials as a means to create emotional bonds with users. Simple yet sensuous, her Mikkel Throw (2015) is the result of inspiration from the Bauhaus movement and traditional Norwegian weaving techniques. Its fashioned from boldly colored heavy wool that requires minimal care, produced without harsh chemicals. Made in Norway. Materials: 100% Norwegian lambswool. Measurements:L 79" W 51"