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Nic is an origami inspired picnic blanket that uses stitch pleating to echo the Japanese Miura map folding tessellation.
80 backers pledged €14,055 to help bring this project to life.

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Summer In The City

Summer is around the corner and Bloom is launching its second product. Nic is a light summer picnic blanket made of pure linen. The Nic takes inspiration from origami tessellations using stitch pleating. This oversized picnic companion measures 150cm by 210cm and the linen is 200g/m. Nic folds up easily to fit into any picnic basket or picnic bag. 

Bianca's design is inspired by the Miura fold. This simple pattern on both sides of the Nic is achieved through a stitched pleating technique that breaks up the continuous lines. 

Bloom is very much a Kickstarter company and we are excited to offer this community the opportunity to be the first to own Nic. We have come up with some great rewards for all you early birds, which we will add as the campaign progresses.

Nic Blanket close up stitch pleating
Nic Blanket close up stitch pleating

Nic is available in two summery colours. Blue with white stripes and Red with white stripes.

Red and Blue colour options
Red and Blue colour options

About Nic

Nic is a design project rooted in the exploration of relationships between memory, art and math. Our products inject the magic of mathematical theory into everyday use.

The Miura fold (Miura-ori) is a rigid fold that has been used to simulate large solar panel arrays for space satellites in the Japanese 1995 Space Flight Unit.

About Peek and Flounder

Peek and Flounder are both handcrafted toys made from the luxurious cashmere wool textile cut from the pattern for the original Bloom Blanket.

The Flounder doll measures 20 centimeters, or 8 inches, on each side. Because they are handmade, each Flounder will be unique, with slightly different features and personality.

The Peek mountain range measures 30 centimeters, or 12 inches, along its long bottom side.

About Bloom Blanket

Bianca Cheng Costanzo launched her Bloom Blanket on Kickstarter in Feb 2014. Her campaign surpassed all expectations prompting Bianca to open Bloom and continue producing high quality products inspired by origami and maths.

Bloom is a young company founded by Bianca Costanzo and Eyal Burstein. Bloom launched last year with a successful Kickstarter campaign delivering over 700 Bloom Blankets. The Bloom Blanket is a wool-cashmere blanket inspired by origami.

Bloom Blanket Charcoal
Bloom Blanket Charcoal
Bloom Blanket Charcoal
Bloom Blanket Charcoal

About the team

Bianca Cheng Costanzo
Bianca Cheng Costanzo

Bianca was born in São Paulo into a Chinese immigrant community. At a young age, she moved to Rome, her father’s home, and then to California, where she spent most of her childhood. After studying at MIT, Bianca began working as an interaction designer and software engineer at Apple. She now calls Malmö, Sweden her home.

Eyal Burstein
Eyal Burstein

Eyal is a conceptual product designer investigating social behaviour and perception. Interested in self censorship, morality and its effects on creativity, Burstein makes objects that probe and emphasise our life choices.

Awarded, “Designer of the Future” by Design Miami, his work has been exhibited at MoMA, Design Museum London, the V+A and recently published a book titled Taxing Art.

Eyal was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He studied Graphic Design at the London College of Printing and later Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2006.

Eyal lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Risks and challenges

Bloom is a young company founded by Bianca Costanzo and Eyal Burstein. Bloom launched last year with a successful Kickstarter campaign delivering over 700 Bloom Blankets. With the experience of our first campaign we are confident in making and delivering this blanket on time. We have sourced linen from a wonderful Mill in Belarus and are continuing our manufacturing partnership with our Polish, family run sewing factory.

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    Peek:
    A handmade soft wool/cashmere mountain range made of the Bloom Blanket fabric. As a respectful nod to the mountain peaks from which the cashmere comes from, Bianca designed these soft dolls made of Bloom's first project, Bloom Blanket.

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    Flounder:
    Is a diamond shaped two dimensional doll.
    Bianca's second handmade soft doll is made of the diamonds cut out from Bloom's first project, Bloom Blanket.

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    Nic Blanket.
    summer is around the corner and Nic is your pure linen picnic companion. There are two summertime colours to choose from. Red with white stripes and blue with white stripes.

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    Pledge €249 or more About $276

    Be prepared for summer and winter with the complete Bloom package. Nic summer blanket and a grey Bloom wool cashmere blanket.

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    Pledge €800 or more About $887

    You and a friend will stay with us in Berlin for a weekend of picnics, sun and lakes. Berlin is surrounded by lakes. Bloom will show you some of the more natural parts of a city better known for nightlife. We will provide accommodation and a well stocked picnic basket all you have to do is get here.

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    Pledge €2,000 or more About $2,218

    The vast flax fields of Belarus will be our destination. Our linen is sourced from these beautiful flowers and you and the the team will spend a weekend exploring the countryside.

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    Nic Blanket.
    summer is around the corner and Nic is your pure linen picnic companion. There are two summertime colours to choose from. Red with white stripes and blue with white stripes.

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