Knit art sofa | Olivia Lee


A collection of three chairs and one stole has been covered with an array yarn and knitting to create this reinterpretation of the classic sofa. ‘stream of light’ was created by Olivia Lee and her colleague Alienor de Chambrier for the D&AD Student Awards competition 2008 in response to a brief set by Vitra.

Singaporean, nowadays industrial designer Olivia explains: „“Our approach started with a re-examination of the sofa and it’s being defined as a piece of upholstered furniture. We took the idea of upholstery and started to play with other kinds of traditional craft techniques such as crochet and knit – exploring ways of making comfort a part of the structure as well.“

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