Sunday, 9 June 2013

Who Has Seen the Wind Knit?

Dutch designer Merel Karhof's work focuses on new ways to harness the power of the wind and sun to create things. In the video above, we see how she uses windmill power to make the stools, benches, and chairs you see below. The wood is cut at one local windmill, the pigment used to dye her yarn is ground at another, and the upholstery is produced by her own Wind Knitting Factory.

Designboom has more information on and images of this furniture.

Karhof's Wind Knitting Factory also makes scarves. Each scarf has its own label which tells you in how much time it has been knitted and on which date, and can be purchased via Karhof's website. They do seem like the perfect thing to wear on a windy day.

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