Hästens

APPALOOSA AND MARWARI COTTON

Bernadotte & Kylberg partnered up with the Swedish bed manufacturer Hästens in 2017 to create two new designs: Appaloosa and Marwari. In Appaloosa, they reinterpreted Hästens’ classic blue and white check. With inspiration from the cubism era, the design duo interweaved the original colors to create a new pattern in which four color fields make up a graphic abstraction and project a sense of movement. It was important that the viewer see the pattern and recognize it as a Hästens bed, but with an innovative, contemporary twist. In Marwari, the duo created a new visual for Hästens, a brand that traditionally has only created beds with its classic blue and white check. Channeling the DNA of Hästens’ craftsmanship, they designed a woven textile in a rich brown saddle girth color in tribute to Hästens’ origins as master saddle makers.

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