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Fri 2.7.

‘Giant Knitting Nancy’ by Superblue for the London Festival of Architecture (UK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 02.07.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

Superblue's 'Giant Knitting Nancy' installation/happening in Canary Wharf's Jubilee Park for the London Festival of Architecture

Once the preserve of old ladies on cold nights, knitting has become the basis of a large-scale, outdoor, interactive architectural installation, thanks to London-based design studio Superblue. As part of the London Festival of Architecture, and based on the traditional ‘Knitting Nancy’ toy, ‘Giant Knitting Nancy’ was created by members of the public who were invited to knit it themselves.

Knitting in action at Superblue's 'Giant Knitting Nancy' event during the London Festival of Architecture

The installation was conceived to reflect the festival’s theme of ‘The Welcoming City’ by serving, in addition to its utilitarian function as seating, as a metaphor for the interwoven cultures that help make the UK’s capital such a distinctive place.

Superblue's 'Giant Knitting Nancy' for the London Festival of Architecture

Superblue's 'Giant Knitting Nancy' for the London Festival of Architecture