Rocking Knit – reinterpreting ‘manufacture’
design is a statement.
The very first Designers’ Saturday took place in Langenthal in 1987. Since then there have been 13 of these biennial occasions, to provide support for the Swiss design scene whilst giving it a publicity platform and stimulating its further development, and authentic design skills are put on view at the production sites of the companies involved. Two Saturdays ago, students were required to reinterpret the idea of manufacture – deconstructing the fabrication process of a product to a slower, more considered pace. Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex created a chair that will fashion its user a beanie as they leisurely rock back and forth. Aptly called the ’rocking knit.’ Read more via Design Boom