When I first made the seamless chair (40 hours of felting by hand), I never thought it could become anything industrial. But when I ran into some awesome knitting machines at the AUDAX textiel museum in Tilburg it turned out to be not that impossible at all. Jumper is a chair upholstered with a knitted woolen cover. The cover was knitted on a machine that knitted the whole piece in one go. Normally a knitted woolen cover would not make it trough an abrasion test, but by felting the cover (washing it at a high temperature) the textile became very dense and durable. Jumper was designed for the British brand Established & Sons.
materials: steel frame, wool upholstery (light-grey / dark-grey and dark-grey / red)
photography by Studio Bertjan Pot