EXTREMELY NEW KNIT - a bedroom rug by Signe Emdal 2017
Project exhibited with Danish Design Makers 2017 at Stockholm furniture and light fair.
"My object is a Jacquard pre-digital knitted BEDROOM RUG, carefully made for your naked feet’s in the morning, while transitioning between sleep & awake. The rug is a hybrid made with a NEW KNIT tech that is currently popular in the high performance fashion & sneaker scene.
Car seats, construction of houses, the sneaker industry and packaging brands all use knit tech to create flexible materials. I like how the industries are twisting the old textile techniques and merging them with innovative fibers.
I have been working, making & building textiles for ten years with a 1984 pre-digital knitting machinery. It’s a really amazing German tool made to last forever. Once it was a High Tech tool for fashion. Now it’s more like a fun Vintage Tech object. My wish is to expand into the scene of contemporary digital textile machinery and create beautiful innovative magic".
Photo credit: Danish design makers