WXA100 Introduces ROAM Series of Blankets


Just in time for summer, Vancouver-based WXA100 launches a new series of limited-edition blankets ideal for picnics at the beach. Each blanket in the ROAM collection is constructed of tough double-layer melton wool, and sports clever design features including a built-in hidden sling bag. Made of a durable waterproof ripstop nylon, the carrying bag is pulled out of the chamfered corner of the blanket, complete with a tongue flap that allows for no-fuss unfolding and repacking of the blanket. A shoulder strap made of seatbelt webbing makes for easy portability. The two-toned bags sell for $120 through the WXA100 website.





Following their first two series—DIMENS1ON (pendants made of repurposed walnut and resin), and Ampersand (personally marbled and hand-bound notebooks)—designers Artem K and Warren Cheng this time sought to explore the tactile realm.




For ROAM, the pair chose melton wool, a thick, smooth cloth valued for its durability, water- and wind-resistant qualities and soft, comforting feel.

“As with all our designs, ROAM is intended to maintain its utility while also being a well-executed, beautiful object. We hope the blankets will become an indispensable part of many summer adventures,” says Artem.

ABOUT WXA100
WXA100 was formed in 2014 by two Emily Carr University graduates, Artem K and Warren Cheng. The Vancouver-based company creates limited runs of disparate objects that embrace timeless design, while striving for flawless handcrafted execution. Each series is firmly restricted to a run of 100, and is never to be reissued. Past series include collectible designs such as pendants and notebooks. Works are meticulously handmade, resulting in functional, beautiful, accessibly-priced collectibles which fuse the disciplines of art and design.
www.wxa100.com


Jan Halvarson

1 comment:

Jessi Francis said...

these look so great!
okay, my next paycheck needs to hurry it up!

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