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Mia Cinelli: Weighted Blanket Design Featured

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Mia Cinelli (MFA 14) is getting the attention of the design world for her most recent design project – a blanket called The Weight.

In the wake of a family member’s death, Mia sought to design a therapeutic object. She researched the use of stress-relieving weighted blankets in occupational therapy practices, and was moved by the simple but powerful comfort that came from getting a hug. Hybridizing these two ideas she created The Weight” — a blanket with hands to hug and hold. 

Articles have appeared on Dezeen, Fast Company Design, Daily Mail, and People Magazine.