“Le Corbusier’s colors are a natural foundation for this limited collection of blankets,” says Hedin. The project started during the 2021 Salone del Mobile, when the designer met with Les Couleurs Suisse AG—a Zurich-based company granted worldwide rights by the Fondation Le Corbusier to disseminate the designer’s original palette of colors. The blanket collection is directly inspired by the 63 hues that comprise Le Corbusier’s architectural color system, known as the Architecture Polychromy, after his 1930 essay of the same name. “We were attracted to the colors in his creations, how they were so central to the design and how he used them in his own life,” he adds. For the project, Hedin selected three captivating shades—the spearmint green Outremer Gris, the ocean blue Bleu Outremer, and the candyfloss pink Rose Vif—and translated these to hand-woven textiles. “The whole project represented a big challenge for both because, as the first home-textile company to partner with them, we were to develop the unmatched Le Corbusier colors for a home textile collection on a natural yarn,” he continues. “The process included many rounds of color testing to ensure we would perfectly emulate the architect’s unique shades.”
Finished in either striped or color-blocked iterations and hand-woven by artisans in Spain, each blanket encapsulates the emotional triggers of the Corbusier colors, including feelings of comfort and warmth. Like all Tekla products, they have more than a strong visual identity; they also have a character—they tell a story. “Storytelling has always been part of Tekla’s core values. It is our hope that each product in our collection evokes an emotion,” says Hedin. The designer believes passionately in creating and adorning spaces that inspire a meaningful human connection. “The home is very individual, but the aim is for people to be able to curate a safe and comfortable space within the Tekla universe. You want to surround yourself with different feelings and emotions, something you want to escape in, to feel content,” he continues.