Knitted stools like any other incredible handmade goods that uses traditional craft techniques and skills seems to be very popular and appreciated in recent years. Thus, textile designers have brought in the spotlight old activities like knitting, sewing, crocheting and embroidering from which have emerged amazing products. They were able to bring fabrics to life and put them into a new light, giving them a modern twist suitable for any contemporary interior.
As a textile designer specialising in knitting, Ireland based Claire-Anne O’Brien have a sculptural approach to textiles and likes to explore the relationship between form, furniture and textiles to create playful and tactile fabrics for our homes. Knit Stools are a serie of unique and charming knitted stools designed by Claire-Anne O’Brien which are a great solution for informal seating, adding a burst of colour to the room.
To add originality to these products, the designer exaggerates the scale of the structures made of Lambswool and Sheeps wool and add them bold and textured forms. It was used a mix of hand and machine knit stitches to construct such beautiful structures inspired by elements of the knitted stitch itself such as rings and loops. Knit Stools look very cozy and comfy and add texture and warmth to a room, especially in winter season.
Photos: © Claire-Anne O’Brien.