Knitting used to carry with it the implication of age; of hours spent in rocking chairs on back porches, quietly weaving away and perhaps stopping occasionally for a spot of hot tea. In recent years, it’s enjoyed a resurgence along with the tidal wave of crafting’s popularity among 20-somethings in nearly every metropolis, suburb and rural town the world over.
And now, it’s made its way into high-concept furniture design. Two designers of note, Nicole Tomazi and Beril Cicek — of Brazil and Turkey, respectively — are experimenting with the craft in their latest offerings.
Tomazi, whose knit table is shown above, conceived her “Fractal” collection after studying fractal geometry, in which graphics mimic nature. Indeed, the table is reminiscent of a bed of grass, while this armchair looks just plain cozy:
Inspired by something else altogether — Icelandic sweaters, to be exact – Cicek created a lightweight, movable series of storage cabinets with wooden twist-fit legs that can be disengaged and tucked into side pockets for portability. The collection offers a quirky and interesting take on clothing storage and laundry mobility… so quirky, in fact, that we wonder if Bjork (herself an Icelander) is a fan.