Home' Scoop Homes and Art : SHA 29 Winter 2011 Contents 64 HOMES & ART WINTER 2011
Craft-based detail con tinu es to permeate the
design aren a, a trend embraced by a host of
design ers at the outstan ding Mo roso presen tation ,
w here knitted – mo re specifically over-sca le
knitted – upholstery is gaining momentum.
Patricia Urquiola’s Biknit collection takes
stocking-stitch to the n ex t level by being decorative
and also load-bearing. The seamless stocking has
a knitted polypropelene liner and a polyethylene
inner covered with a polyester and PVC sheath –
resulting in a soft, woven stocking-look armchair
that can be used by the pool or on the terrace.
It appea rs that Edward Van Vliet’s B utton
Down collection nod s in the direc tion of Dutch
design doyen ne H ella Jo ngerius with a decorative
a ppro ach to seating upholster y. It uses bold
graphic prints featu ring large butto ns alon g the
fron t that read as vintage while remaining en tirely
contempora ry. Similarly the Sushi Collection’s
seating elements feature embro idered weave
filled with shapes and pattern s that fuse
Moroccan damask and spiro-graphics.
The qu een of colo ur, Paola Len ti, didn’t
disappoint, with signature k nitted-look o utdoo r
rugs in a new palette, and an outdoor furniture
collection featuring Rete or Kimia fabrics called
Baia, which is resistan t to water and the elemen ts,
a nd destin ed for po olside living.
CLOCKWISE from top left Edward Van Vliet’s bold,
decorative Button Down collection; pieces from Edward Van
Vliet’s beautiful Sushi Collection; a vibrant knitted outdoor rug
by Paola Lenti; Patricia Urquiola’s stocking-stitched Biknit chair,
for use outdoors by the pool or on the terrace.
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