Rumpl Unveils Artist Series Collabs Inspired by Swiss Alps, Graffiti Murals
February 7, 2023
Corinne Weidmann and Nathan Brown kick off Rumpl Artist Division (RAD) for the season
PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 7, 2023) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Rumpl, the category leader in technical blankets, announces the launch of limited-edition blankets designed by two artists, Corinne Weidmann and Nathan Brown, as part of the Rumpl Artist Division (RAD) for Spring 2023. The collections feature original artwork commissioned by Corinne Weidmann and Nathan Brown and are available today at Rumpl.com and select retailers.
RAD is a collaborative program that highlights the work of accomplished and upcoming artists who inspire creativity in communities worldwide. Weidmann is a Swiss-born and -based artist who specializes in modern mountainscapes and landscapes of Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Brown is a Nashville-based artist and muralist who draws inspiration from skateboarding, travel and graffiti.
Corinne Weidmann x Lauterbrunnen Valley
The Rumpl x Corinne Weidmann Lauterbrunnen Valley artwork is inspired by the Bernese Alps in western Switzerland. Weidmann’s paintings depict alpine landscapes of rocks and glaciers with bold and vivid colors. Most of her work, including this blanket, are simple representations of the appreciation for the beauty around us. Weidmann instills her passion for climate advocacy into all her work.
“Being in nature is a bit like medicine to me. It‘s not something I can easily describe in words, but rather comes as a very grounding and humbling feeling. Recognizing how small and irrelevant I am in the context of everything around me makes me think less about myself and more about the entirety embedded in me. It‘s this feeling that I try to transfer into all of my work, including my partnership with Rumpl,” says Weidmann.
The Lauterbrunnen Valley Original Puffy Blanket (MSRP: $145) is made with Rumpl’s 100% post-consumer recycled polyester shell and 3D hollow fiber siliconized synthetic insulation. Each blanket reclaims 60 post-consumer plastic bottles. The durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment and 30-denier ripstop polyester fabric make this blanket weather- and stain-resistant to hold up to all your outdoor adventures.
Nathan Brown x Cozy Dimensions
The Rumpl x Nathan Brown Cozy Dimensions artwork is inspired by a mural that Brown painted at Rumpl’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The mural pulls on inspiration from his love for skateboarding and painting graffiti on big buildings. Brown’s passion for skating led him to graffiti, which eventually evolved into a full-time career painting murals. He’s also an environmental advocate and these values transfer into his pieces as certain colorways and organic shapes.
“The process of taking my artwork from the streets to Rumpl’s product was a fun challenge because I’m not a graphic designer by trade. And the opportunity to transform a space will always be way up there for me. Seeing people happy because I brought color and life to a space is a huge motivator. Seeing the potential of a wall, handrail, curb, or ledge reminds me of skating and the many hours of joy it could bring,” says Brown.
The Nathan Brown collection includes the Cozy Dimensions Original Puffy Blanket (MSRP: $145), which is made using Rumpl’s 100% post-consumer recycled polyester shell and 3D hollow fiber siliconized synthetic insulation. The Cozy Dimensions Everywhere Towel (MSRP: $60) is an ultra-absorbent, quick-drying packable towel that repels everything from sand to pet hair. The Cozy Dimensions Beer Blankets (MSRP: $9) are Rumpl’s compressible beverage blanket, adding that extra layer of insulation for a cold beer and warm hands.
Corinne Weidmann and Nathan Brown are the first new artists to join the RAD in 2023. Rumpl also launches an assortment of collaborations with additional artists, including Maggie Thompson, Shae Anthony and Aaron Kai.
The Corinne Weidmann and Nathan Brown products are now available at www.rumpl.com and select retailers. For more information, please contact Senior Account Manager Maria Brickman at Maria.Brickman@rygr.us.
About Rumpl: Based in Portland, Oregon, Rumpl makes Blankets for Everywhere. Utilizing material technologies commonly found in activewear and outdoor gear, Rumpl aims to modernize the everyday blanket. Rumpl’s high-quality, versatile blankets keep you comfortable no matter where you are. The materials have been tested and proven in harsh environments, yet specifically selected for comfort and durability. Rumpl believes the blanket you use every day deserves the same attention to detail as a sleeping bag you might use ten times a year. The result is a premium and versatile blanket that can be used anywhere you go or when you do not go anywhere. www.rumpl.com.
About Corinne Weidmanm: Corinne Weidmann is a Swiss-born and based artist who specializes in modern mountainscapes and landscapes of Europe and the Pacific Northwest. She pours abstract, theoretical, and philosophical concepts and visualizations of landscapes into her work.
About Nathan Brown: Nathan Brown is a Nashville-based artist and muralist who draws inspiration from skateboarding, travels, painting graffiti, gradient color palettes in nature, city life and structural lines in architecture.