superblue: knitting nancy
superblue: knitting nancy
jul 01, 2010

superblue: knitting nancy

‘knitting nancy’ by superblue at the jubilee park, canary wharf all images courtesy of superblue

made for the london festival of architecture, local design collective superblue (robert frith, james bowskill, jon almond and annick collins) transformed jubilee park with an interactive installation called ‘knitting nancy’. inspired by the traditional knitting toy, the team created a giant version of the trinket and encouraged everyone to weave together a never-ending string of seating arrangements. the resulting installation and space reflects the theme of the festival, ‘the welcoming city’, by engaging the public together in a common activity and celebrating the cultures that make london into a distinct, unique, and welcoming place.

superblue: knitting nancy the resulting installation creates seating in the park

superblue: knitting nancy

superblue: knitting nancy

superblue: knitting nancy scaled-up ‘knitting nancy’ toy

superblue: knitting nancy

superblue: knitting nancy

  • great installation, nice and simple use of materials (medicine balls – rope, knitting structure). How simple, yet very effective.

  • well…hm…how to put this michael…it reminds me some beads a mermaid could NOT use!…

    sorry, i said it.

    neat knit though!:)

  • looks like a couple of fish, sea stars and mermaids should get caught up in this… but maybe my mind is just set on beach
    love it!


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