Image: Dale of Norway, Cortina Winter Olympics, 1956
With the launch of Issue 96: Nordic, we have opened our latest competitions, with cosy prizes to win from Røros Tweed, Oleana and Dale of Norway. Win a Dale of Norway sweater: Norwegians are said to be ‘born with skis on their feet’. During long, snowy winters, skiing was not only popular for sport and fun, but as a mode of transportation as well. It’s no surprise that skiing is the Norwegian national sport, and skiers are national heroes. Since the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics, Dale of Norway have outfitted the national Norwegian ski team for all Winter Olympic Games. The official sweaters, often named after the location of the event, remain popular for years afterward, making Dale of Norway well known worldwide. Recently, they have re-launched a collection of original Olympic designs. We have an Olympic sweater worth $230, for a reader to win.
Win an Oleana coat: Inspired by the world of flowers and the floral designs of Finnish ceramic artist Birger Kaipianen, the concept of buds coming into bloom is the common thread running through Oleana’s collections. Combining innovation with traditional Norwegian craftmanship and Oleana’s heritage, the Soft May coat is a blanket coat made from fabric woven in Norway, using Norwegian wool. It has a classic A-line shape, with elegant rounded stand collar, dropped shoulders and side pockets. We have a Soft May coat worth $735, for a reader to win.
Win a Røros Tweed throw: In the City collection that Ingunn Birkeland has designed for Røros Tweed, she shows a graphic version of her own handmade woven textiles transferred from the loom in four different colour palettes; pastel, mint, orange and aqua. We have one Ingunn Birkeland City throw, Norwegian lambswool, 135 x 200cm worth £195 to give away. Tone Skårdal Tobiasson tells the fascinating story of Røros in Issue 96.
Visit our Competitions page to enter until 15 October 2020.