Design students, Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex, of Switzerland’s ECAL University have re-imagined the old-school rocking chair, enabling it to be a multi-tasking tool that knits beanies as you rock back and forth! Called the “Rocking-Knit,” this creative lo-tech furniture piece uses the kinetic energy derived from the to-and-fro rocking movements of the user to activate the gears of the machine and knits winter wear at the same time.
Yes, we’re a little confused too. But intrigued as well!
This design was featured at ECAL’s “Low Tech Factory” show, where students were asked to create human-powered designs that reconsider the idea and means of manufacturing as a direct challenge to the modern methods of technological production.
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