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Knowledge-Tools-Memory by Katherina Mischer and Thomas Traxler

The blanket is made from wool and is large enough to comfortably cover a person. Its surface is printed with 15 stylised diagrams that illustrate each stage of the textile's production, including sheep shearing, twisting fibres into wool, and the weaving process. An extra strip along the bottom incorporates a row of pockets each assigned to a different tool, from a comb used to groom sheep to scissors.

I love how the manufacturing instructions are included as a feature of this blanket and product. As a consumer I always am fascinated about the way something is made (maybe it's the designer in me), and this visual incorporation is really interesting.

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