Habitus Loves… WARP AND WEFT
Elana Castle presents eight woven and knitted designs inspired by natural processes and ancient craftsmanship.
KNITTED by Ariel Zuckerman
Knitted is a series of light fixtures born of a collaboration between Israeli designers Ariel Zuckerman and Oded Sapir. The pair worked with designer Adva Bruner to develop a 3-dimensional skeletal structure made from wool threads in fixed patterns.
BLOOM by Jun Murakoshi
Bloom is a collection of vases and bowls that features embroidery and blown glass. “Glass and thread bowl are made of these different materials that have same impression,” explains Japanese designer Murakoshi. “The narrow lines create unlimited patterns; and the transparency and exquisiteness that each materials posses, foil each other.”
RADIOLARIA by Bernotat & Co
Bernotat & Co recently presented their installation Mikro/Makrokosmos featuring Radiolaria during Salone del Mobile in Milan. Inspired by microscopic organisms, Radiolaria is a collection of lamps composed of a 3D-knitted textile with glow-in-the-dark properties.
SU RANGE By Tom Fereday
Su Range by Tom Fereday, (a past recipient of the Space + Moooi Residency), is a modular, stacking outdoor table and seating range developed from recycled plastic fabric tape woven around a steel frame. The Sydney designer’s range was developed with Kenneth Cobonpue of design company, Hive.
TRIFULA By Eugenia Minerva
The Trifula chair by Italian designer Eugenia Minerva was inspired by a study on the weaving process used by skilled artisans to form dense fish traps in the South of Italy. The prototype – exhibited at Salon Satellite in Milan – showcases the ancient tradition of weaving bullrush and wires to form dense structures. “Trifula also embodies a dialogue between the handmade and industrial production and is a tribute to the disappearance of ancient traditions as well as to the use of natural materials,” adds Minerva.
NEST by Edward Linacre and Viktor Legin
Made from Bamboo and assembled without the use of glues or adhesives, the Nest pendant lighting references the natural honeycomb architecture of a bee’s nest, the interlocking segments creating a lightweight yet robust construction.
WOVEN EASY CHAIR B by Alexander Mueller
The Woven Easy Series by Austrian designer Alexander Mueller explores the designers obsession with the dynamics created by curves, kinks or twists in straight lines. “Woven Easy Chair B uses straight lines and angular planes in order to create a sense of movement within the chair’s form,” explains Mueller. The geometric seating pattern is created by weaving waxed cord around an ash timber structure, drawing on the deconstruction of traditional weaving methods and examining the relation between frame, cord and end user.
TRINITY by Adam Cornish
Trinity is a series of three bowls designed by Adam Cornish for Alessi. The Melbourne designer’s prototype caught the attention of the famous Italian brand who launched the bowls at the same time as their partnership with Georg Jensen Australia. The bowls are created from sheet steel that undergoes a laser-perforating process before being twisted and fused to form an elegant woven structure. Cornish’s design was inspired by the concentric, spiral structure of the Nautilus shell.