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‘Pitstop’ is a beanbag made for the (children’s-) collection of Richard Lampert. When I’m asked to design something for children I’m not that amused. I don’t like to get pushed in that direction just because my designs are colorful and playful. I’m happy to have taken on this project and that the outcome is so satisfactory. Pitstop is a tough-one, far from childish. To make the beanbag soft I was trying to make a patchwork of textiles with foam in between. Then I discovered that Innofa could reach the same effect in an easier way with their double-sided knits. They developed a foam-filled knitting to create the surface of an automobile tire complete with details like the tread profile, the sidewall and integrated logos knitted in a single process. A car tire in the living room seems misplaced but considering that tires are being used worldwide as play objects makes it all obvious again. Great information for parents: washable zip-off cover!

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