ARNE & CARLOS have created a striking set of cushions to enliven any living room
Words by Rosee Woodland
Built on a foundation of Norwegian folk art and a playful love for colour, the new cushion collection from ARNE & CARLOS features an array of designs that can be mixed and matched to the maker’s desire.
There are four floral patterns and four geometric patterns, which can either be used with a plain cushion back, or paired front and back to spectacular effect.
Much of the work of ARNE & CARLOS is influenced by Norway’s rich textile heritage, which they reimagine using both classic and contemporary colourways.
The larger motifs in these new cushions echo both the designs found in rosemaling – a
form of Norwegian floral painting, and those seen in Norwegian embroidery, while the smaller repeating patterns offer a new twist on Scandinavian colourwork, tapestry and cross stitch.
The designs all have been worked up in Softyak DK. It’s a cotton and yak fibre mix chainette yarn with a rich colour palette and a luxurious feel. Helpfully, it’s machine washable too, making it perfect for homewares.
Whether you choose to work the small or large motifs – or indeed combine them – this set of new cushion designs from Arne and Carlos is sure to find a happy place in your home.
The ARNE & CARLOS Cushion Collection is available to download now at http://www.knitrowan.com