Knitted is a structured, modern light with traditional roots
A collaboration between Israeli designers Ariel Zucherman and Oded Sapir led to a lightweight series called Strick. Knitted combines both industrial and manual crocheting with modern lighting technology. The knitted wool threads create solid 3D patterns in the sheet formation, which are then applied over a rigid skeleton structure, before finally becoming the dynamic sacks that hold the light balls. The result is an organic light that is graphic, colorful and visceral.
While the knitted sacks are suitable for large pendants, they are just as dynamic when wrapped around a light globe attached to the ground. Would not it be great to have one or more of them in a bedroom?
It would be just as exciting if a series of these knitted balls runs up a staircase wall. They remind me a little bit of sea urchins and this theme could be extended with additional artworks.
Whether as a pendant lamp, floor lamp or wall lamp – knitting is a great way to add extra texture to any room.
Apart from the texture, the visual statement is also very convincing. A drip of this blue knitted pendant over top of a white table and chair set with a similar shade of big blue vase featuring white flowers would create a stunning blanket vignette.
The detail of the knitting really makes you reach up or down and touch it.
The lightweight aspect of the design makes knitting not only easy to carry and easy to hang, but also a perfect candidate for large installations.