A 3D knitted, fully fashioned sofa upholstery, consisting of 1 single yarn, that shows the quality of knitting. Made with the minimal amount of textiles in production and maximum recyclable in high quality yarns. Using an alteration of bindings that supports the shape of the sofa.
Products and especially textile products are not consciously designed with the thought, how can I use the materials in a high quality again after the life of the product. A next product would ideally be made from the same material, taken from a discarded product, without loss of quality. I consider upholstery to be the most promising. We cut, stitch, glue and staple the fabric around the shape. It makes it impossible to reuse the textile as a raw material again. Knitting is a technique which uses one yarn and a repetition of hoops, to create a textile. I use the knitting technique, which is ideal to produce with a minimal material waste, and gives us a high quality yarn, in the recycling process, to reuse. With knitting I construct with one single yarn a seamless shape which makes the fabric easy to apply as a cover on the furniture peaces and afterwards easy to turn into a raw material again. The upholstery is not just a covering layer, but also becomes part of the construction; the binder, holding together the underlaying materials.