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Low-Tech Factory: Rocking-Knit

Issue: XX.4 July + August 2013
Page: 8
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Authors:
Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex

At Langenthal (Switzerland), factories are omnipresent. The designers experimented with simple and ingenious shaping methods such as molding, thermoforming, and knitting to obtain finished products. "Low-Tech Factory" tackles the subject of automatic production beloved by designers, bringing together six entertaining machines that throughout the exhibition produce mirrors, hats, sacks, toys, lamps, and even popcorn! One of the projects, Rocking-Knit, is a new interpretation of the rocking chair. It offers its user productive moments of relaxation. The to-and-fro movement of this armchair knits hats for the winter and requires no exertion whatsoever.

Project website: http://www.ecal.ch Video: http://vimeo.com/52597191

Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex | ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne | ecal@ecal.ch

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