November 2012

Rock ‘n Knit

Rock ‘n Knit

One of the pieces in the exhibit, Low-Tech Factory offers a new interpretation on the rocking chair and on knitting. The chair is all about productive relaxation—the movement of the chair operates a simple circular knitting machine that produces a toque.   While I’m intrigued by this project, I do find it curious that the students of the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) paired two stereotypical grandmotherly attributes: the rocking chair and knitting. To be fair, the people the artists chose to read more