Stenbron i Karlstad towels
50 x 70 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
Helena Bengtsson thought deep and hard when she was asked to design a collection with a Karlstad theme for Klässbols.
“I live in Karlstad an my studio is just outside the city, so it was difficult to ignore the city’s own logotype, which is the sun, but I was determined to do my own interpretation. I also see the people of Karlstad as suns, and I see the sun shining between our bridges, being reflected in the water”, explains Helena.
After a lot of thinking, Helena decided to use the stonebridge as a border. To include all 12 arches of the bridge on the hand towel, Helena put six arches on each side. The four elements of the pattern are the stonebridge, water, sun and ducal crown.
“I chose the stonebridge because it is unique. I wanted to create a pattern that will remain timeless. the Klarälven river flows through the bridge’s arches like a mirror, reflecting sun and stars. The crown is inspired by the golden ducal crown at the county governor’s residence in Karlstad that appears to have disappeared for a while”, says Helena Bengtsson.