IKEA’s New Chair Is Created Using 3D Knitting
The same manufacturing technique was used to create Nike's Flyknit Shoes
Every few years, the Swedish furniture retailer IKEA brings together artists and designers for its experimental PS (Post Scriptum) Collection. This year’s PS 2017 Collection revolved around themes of multipurpose use, recycled materials and innovative manufacturing methods. IKEA’s PS 2017 Armchair fits in the latter category, using a complex 3D knitting technique that supports your dorsal with a nearly seamless fabric.
Created by in-house designer Sarah Fager, the chair borrows the digital knitting technique of Nike’s Flyknit Shoes. This mesh fabric allows for a chair that’s breathable and form-fitting. The chair is intended to be slightly transparent, beckoning a laid back, comfortable aesthetic.