The BREEZE knitted cotton throw, in collaboration with VISI, has been produced in grey and cream in a limited edition of just 25.
In the early 20th century, a ‘tropicalization’ of Modernist architecture started appearing in the work of architect le Corbusier, as he travelled between Brazil, India and West Africa. He started incorporating perforated architectural screens – also known as brise soleil – traditionally used in tropical climates to create privacy, security, air movement and sun control.
By the time of the mid-century housing boom, the brise soleil had become a defining stylistic feature of large-scale Modernist edifaces, as well as of suburban homes in the California Modern style.
On her travels in Tokyo, in Jaipur, in Los Angeles, and all over South Africa too, Skinny laMinx designer Heather Moore has always noticed & photographed the patterns of brise soleil structures, resulting in the BRISE SOLEIL textile collection in 2016.
Now, in collaboration with VISI magazine, the BREEZE design from this textile collection has been re-released as a knitted throw in a limited edition of just 25. Only available via the VISI Shop.
We hope that your BREEZE knitted throw brings a feeling of Modernist clarity, along with the soft beauty of dappled light and shadow cast, as well as a much-needed sense of mid-century optimism.
VISI Collab: Limited-Edition Skinny laMinx Breeze Throw
Made in South Africa. 100% cotton knit. Cold hand wash with mild detergent, and sun dry.
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