Observing that vulnerability is often perceived as a weakness, up-and-coming Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet created her delicate, pink Hide blanket to defy this notion. Rather, Hoogvliet says, “Vulnerability can be beautiful.”
Developed in coordination with the Netherlands’ TextielMuseum, Hide is carefully woven using natural materials (including mohair, linen, and cotton) and features an open structure that reinforces the concept of strength in unguarded moments. The blanket’s patterns are drawn by hand, making them irregular and unique, and mimic the look of human skin, which Hoogvliet sees as a natural border between our inner and outer worlds. With Hide, she aims to simultaneously celebrate our fragility and to offer a sense of enveloping protection.