This Rocking Chair Can Knit at the Same Time!

This Rocking Chair Can Knit at the Same Time!

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.

ECAL Low-Tech Factory/Rocking-Knit from ECAL on Vimeo.

This Rocking Chair Can Knit at the Same Time!

This Rocking Chair Can Knit at the Same Time!

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