Silmu (‘Buds’) wool felt trivets were introduced in 2009 and became an instant success. Silmu trivets (hot pads) are made of Verso Design signature 8mm thick wool felt in a number of colors.
Verso Design Silmu Trivets: Functional Beauty Inspired by Life.
The design features overlapping bud-shaped ovals from laser-cut, felted wool. Felted wool was chosen because it's soft, comfortable and familiar. Graphic interlocking oval cutouts give the collection a modern edge. 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 Silmu trivets add artistry to the table. Most trivets get put away after the meal, but these are beautiful enough for everyday display.
Established in 1997, Verso Design is a family-owned Finnish brand based in Helsinki, Finland. The creator of Marja is Tuttu Sillanpää, who co-founded Verso with her mother, Kirsikka Savonen. Along with Tuuli Burman and the other designers working with Verso Design, inspiration comes from nature. Natural materials are always preferred and functional and beautiful products are the result of merging traditional Finnish design with contemporary shapes. Verso’s products perfectly marry history with contemporary Finnish design. The Verso team is passionate about using natural materials and keeping the heritage alive in a modern sense.
Verso Design of Finland specializes in interior design accessories of personal design and high quality. The product range includes contemporary area rugs and textile products for the table top, accessories and wall elements all made of felt, as well as some products made of wood. Personal design and choice of material make the products exciting and suitable for both home decoration and office interiors.