Unfold product before washing and avoid overfilling the washing machine.
Stretch the product gently after washing.
We recommend line-drying, it gives a smoother result.
Always observe the washing instructions provided on the product. Wash at 60°C opens the cotton yarns and it becomes clean. Many people think that washing the tablecloth at 40 °C will make the product last longer, but the products are made for high temperature.
For smoother placemats, we recommend washing them at a low spin speed – max. 600-800 rpm. Hang to dry and iron them while they are still slightly damp.
The placemats in the iconic H.C. ANDERSEN design invite us into a magical universe. They stand out as a poetic element in a table setting, and their fairy tale story is just as special for everyday as it is for birthdays and other occasions which call for an informal yet stylish atmosphere.
The motifs of the two placemats have been taken from the H.C. ANDERSEN tablecloth, which is a classic in the collection. On the napkins, we meet well-known characters from two of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales: The princess, who slept so terribly on the tiny pea under many mattresses and quilts, as only a real princess would. And the mermaid, who wistfully dreamed of a life on Earth with the prince and ended up sacrificing both her enchanting voice and her life for love.
The placemats’ colour, Zinc, is as soft-toned as it is classic. In addition to blending beautifully into modern Scandinavian décor, the grey colour showcases the fairy tale motifs from The Princess and the Pea and The Little Mermaid in a way that makes them clearly visible, to the delight of both children and adults. Matching napkins in the same classic tone complete the look.
Hans Christian Andersen is famous for his contributions to world literature, but he was also an accomplished papercut artist. Architect and designer Knud V. Engelhardt began working on the design of Hans Christian Andersen’s papercuttings in the 1920s. This was a design that Inger M. Blegvad Klint carried on after the architect’s death in 1931 and which was completed for launch in 1952, when Queen Ingrid placed the first of many orders for the Danish royal family. Since then, the design has been adjusted and developed continuously in line with new weaving techniques and has been adjusted to ensure that the pattern continues to have a contemporary look.
And there are two additional sets of H.C. ANDERSEN placemats with other fairy tale designs in the collection: The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling as well as Clumsy Hans and The Swineherd. These motifs and more can be found on the H.C. ANDERSEN tablecloth.