Arvika – i mina kvarter runner
50 x 150 cm
All listed sizes refer to unwashed tissue. Expect a shrinkage of about 5-7% in both length and width in connection with first wash.
For unbleached linen: Soak the towel before washing and wash at 80° C. Continue to wash the towel at 60° C. Follow the washing instructions.
About the design
Due to the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Arvika, the city launched a new weaving collection of local designer Hanna Smedberg Haglund in collaboration with Klässbols this year. The collection consists of a runner and a towel in four different color schemes, one of which is exclusively produced for Arvika.
The pattern is inspired by the Arvika town plan from 1811 including the characteristic grid system, the square blocks, the straight streets and the orthogonal street corners. Back in those days it was easy and cheap to build the city – only 2666 crowns and 32 shillings – because “the ground was hardly cultivable, there were only four low huts”. 96 plots were divided and the streets were planned according to the desired grid system.
So when you get off the train at the railway station in Arvika and step onto the square, you are stepping right into Hanna Smedberg’s table runner and getting a real taste of Arvika.
“I was thrilled when Hans Stahl from Klässbols called me and asked if I would like to design the pattern”, says Hanna. “It feels exciting to be working with Klässbols, and especially to be doing something for Arvika.” – Hanna Smedberg-Haglund