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Thu 6.10.

‘Knit stools’ by Claire-anne O’Brien, London Design Festival

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 06.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Where is Nemo? The biomorphic 'Rings' stool by Claire-anne O'Brien, reminiscent of the great star coral

Claire-anne O’Brien, the young Irish-born London-based designer and last year’s RCA graduate (MA Textiles) has expanded her collection of meticulously-detailed knitted furniture, which, for the second consecutive year, was on show at Designersblock during the London Design Festival. This time, O’Brien drew her inspiration from the beauty and structural complexity of aquatic life, with some of the new designs, such as the above-pictured ‘Rings’ or ‘Cnoic’ bearing a striking resemblance to the intricate structure of a coral.

'Cnoic' stool by Claire-anne O'Brien

O’Brien’s highly-sculptural pieces have been constructed into three-dimensional forms through a combination of hand- and machine-knit stitches.

'Plait' stool from Claire-anne O'Brien's new collection

'Mossy' stool by Claire-anne O'Brien

'Knotknits', the only cubic stool from Claire-anne O'Brien's new collection

New collection of 'Knit stools' was presented at Designersblock during the London Design Festival

 

to Claire-Anne O’Brien’s website