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IKEA Launches Its First 3D-Knitted Furniture As Part Of Experimental Collection
By Chloe Pek, 13 Dec 2016
After appearing on the streets in the form of trainers, IKEA will now be bringing these 3D knits into your homes.
In its experimental PS 2017 collection, the Swedish furniture giant collaborated with 21 designers to create 60 products for young urban dwellers, offering “high design values at a great price”.
Created by in-house designer Sarah Fager, the 3D-knitted PS 2017 armchair follows the technique of Nike’s Flyknit as well as high-end chairs from Moooi and Moroso, featuring the 3D-knitted stretchy fabric on the chair’s backrest.
“We have all seen it being used in those colourful sneakers and it's a really smart way to produce things, since it's fully automized,” Fager shares.
Designed to be lightweight and slightly see-through, the armchair lends a sense of “airy openness and space” to urban homes.
The chair is available in pink or grey, and comes with either a white or black frame. It would cost approximately US$159.
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