Nadine Sterk, Sleeping Beauty, 2006, Design Academy Eindhoven, Atelier.

Jeff Werner notes that when he saw this lampshade that contains a slow-working knitting machine, he assumed it was designed and produced by a guy. Jeff says on his blog: “I was also surprised it was made by a woman. I suppose my sexism assumed the technical machinery of Sleeping Beauty (and any steampunker or techie would like this one, including its RadioHead fridge-like buzzing) meant it was created by a man. My friend, a girl, countered: it’s knitting, of course it’s by a girl.”

Selma and I wondered what happens when the lamp shade reaches the floor. It would be cool if you could incorporate this concept into clothing–a sweater that knits itself while you’re wearing it?

[via Boing Boing]

A Knitting Machine-turned lampshade

3 thoughts on “A Knitting Machine-turned lampshade

  • March 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm
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    i really donr understand, how it look like and what kind of transformation is visible while does knits itself the lamp?

  • March 23, 2008 at 12:17 am
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    Gosh, that looks amazing, I suppose you would only attach enough yarn to knit a particular length of lamp, maybe? I’m a girl, what the hell do I know?

  • March 24, 2008 at 7:12 am
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    “It would be cool if you could incorporate this concept into clothing–a sweater that knits itself while you’re wearing it?”

    That would be performance art 😉

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