Sancal blankets by Egle Zvirblyte are patterned with tigers and bananas
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Sancal's launches playful Lively Blankets series for cold winter evenings

Sancal blankets by Egle Zvirblyte are patterned with tigers and bananas

Dezeen promotion: furniture brand Sancal has teamed up with London-based artist Egle Zvirblyte on a range of whimsical blankets, featuring polka dots, bananas and a tiger wearing sunglasses.

There are five designs in the collection, featuring bright colours and bold patterns. They form part of COSAS, a range of accessories designed by Zvirblyte and Estudio Sancal, which the company unveiled in Milan earlier this year.

Egle Zvirblyte creates blankets for Sancal patterned with tigers and bananas

"Sancal wants to change cold afternoons into pleasant and leisurely moments, clothed with humour and a palette of warm hues," said the Spanish brand, which has previously released acoustic panels designed to resemble beetles.

"Nothing better than welcoming blankets to bring colour on grey days – they are an ideal complement for long sessions of moviegoers or absorbent novels that you can't put down."

Egle Zvirblyte creates blankets for Sancal patterned with tigers and bananas

The first item in the collection is called Lindo Gatito. It features a double-sided illustration of a tiger, which is sticking out its tongue as well as wearing shades.

Another blanket is described as having a "rebel silhouette". Called Born Free, the piece includes a striking illustration of a woman in bold hues of pink, yellow and red.

"Lindo Gatito, the most loyal feline, and the rebel silhouette Born Free are two of the original and provocative of Egle's illustrations and invite us to discover her particular universe," said the brand.

Egle Zvirblyte creates blankets for Sancal patterned with tigers and bananas

The Tápame Mucho Urban Jungle blanket is dotted with various jungle animals inside a neon border, while the Tápame Mucho Wild Dots features either a red or black border, framing a monochrome pattern of polka dots and animal faces.

The Tápame Mucho Banana Guys design features an assortment of bananas wearing sunglasses. It is available with either a red or blue trim.

Egle Zvirblyte creates blankets for Sancal patterned with tigers and bananas

All three Tápame Mucho blankets have a reverse side made from "cuddly faux fur".

"Tápame Mucho is to honour its name and wrap yourself up with them. The feeling of comfort is indescribable. So soft and fluffy that you will snuggle yourself without realising it," said Sancal.

Egle Zvirblyte creates blankets for Sancal patterned with tigers and bananas

The range also features a series of textile vases, with flattened forms.

Sancal often releases products made with a playful twist. Previous examples include a swivelling lounge chair that resembles a tortoiseshell and a furniture collection based on 1960s space stations.