In close collaboration with the artisans at R+D Lab creative studio in Italy, the Lee Mathews x R+D Lab blanket collection combines the workmanship of craftsmen with innovative design to create a blanket that is perfectly contemporary for everyday luxury.
Handmade entirely in Italy, each blanket is produced from the highest quality natural fibers, and woven by historical fabric mills using techniques that are centuries old. The innovation of the design comes from a modern approach in combination of colours and patterns.
The result of this process gives each piece a simple elegance. Every blanket is unique and been selected with the greatest care.
Made using a shuttle loom, one of the oldest types of weaving loom, they are very effective yet slow and this creates a fabric with a beautiful character.
Woven from natural linen, cashmere and silk with a double warp and double weft construction to create a tubular blanket with two sides connected only by the selvage indicated in a contrasting cashmere yarn. This results in a very unique item with two side of completely different characters; one of soft and cozy cashmere, the other crisp and cool linen.
A modern technical master piece of art.
Working together with Lee, R+D aspired with this collection to achieve an intimate elegance reflected in the rationalist architecture that gives identity to Milanese style.
The influence can be seen in the clean lines of the pieces and can be identified in the expression of its forms. The designs speak to the core of R+D principles; pure, thoughtful, functional and purposeful.
Then applying an innovative process to add beautiful tons of colour from the Lee Mathews collection that are transformed into transparent shades and do not obstruct the form and function of the pieces. The colours are elegant and timeless to evoke emotion and to be enjoyed every day, in shades of ottoman red and citrine green.
Watch the production process below.