Knitting in Iceland is serious stuff. The country’s famed wool — sourced from sheep originally brought to Iceland by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago — is known for its combination of inner and outer fibers and distinctive natural colors.
Minarc has taken that passion for the traditional craftsmanship and reimagined it through a contemporary design at Ion City Hotel. There, knitting stitches are magnified to create a graphic pattern used on blankets throughout the hotel.
Minarc has taken the concept even further by fixing the pattern onto the ceiling, which, in turn, casts an even larger pattern of the stitching onto the floor.