To celebrate Paul Smith‘s 50th anniversary, the New York-based Maharam design studio is collaborating with the British brand on a new range of new accessories. A return to Paul Smith’s signature exploration of color, the Wool Check Throw takes a modern approach to traditional applications of plaid. Guided by intricate tonal gradation, an expansive repeat of large-scale color blocking emulates one of Smith’s designs for apparel while emphasizing painterly transitions between highly specialized tones. The throws are woven by a specialized resource in the United Kingdom making use of rich woolen-spun yarns, resulting in a rustic, warmly textured fabric that reinforces the pattern’s tailored origins.
Maharam is the recipient of the 2007 National Design Award for Design Patron.