knitted lighting fixtures made from 3D patterned textiles
all images courtesy of ariel design
combining technology with traditional hand crafting, the series of lighting fixtures is made by knitting wool threads from fixed patterns. the collaborative project between israeli designers ariel zuckerman and oded sapir was generated from three-dimensional textile pieces, which serve as a case for light-bulbs. the process of developing the fabric, with the aid of designer adva bruner, joined together both industrial and manual ‘crochet’ knitting. the bulbous skins were draped over a rigid skeletal structure, resulting in colorful organic-looking forms.
the hanging lighting fixtures are made from a patterned textile fabric
the ‘floor balls’ lighting piece
the fabric case makes the lighting fixtures easily transportable
the organic-looking drop fixtures encases a rigid skeletal structure
detail of the patterned knitted texture