These trivets and table runners are from Verso Design, a Finnish design house that specializes in modern textiles and innovative home accessories inspired by nature. The design features berries on a vine, laser-cut from thick, felted wool (available in five colors and two sizes). The creator is Tuttu Sillanpää, (above) who co-founded Verso with her mother Kirsikka Savonen.
Tuttu’s choice of felted wool is soft, comfortable and familiar. But she gave it a modern edge with the graphic berry cutouts. The effect is minimalist and bold, without feeling cold. It’s a welcome change from conventional trivets, which are often made from hard, inflexible materials like metal, ceramic or wood. While Verso’s trivets and table runners are made from a softer material, they still get the job done, protecting tabletops from hot dishes and platters. Plus, Verso’s Marja trivets add artistry to the table. Most trivets get put away after the meal, but these are beautiful enough for everyday display.