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Fiber Chair Susie Brandt Talks Yarn, Crafts in the Wall Street Journal

"As craftmaking finds respect in even the most rarefied design circles, knitting makes a high-concept comeback"

Posted 09.01.10 by mica communications

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Furniture designer Melanie Porter’s felted wool Albert chair

The Wall Street Journal's feature magazine, WSJ., looked to MICA Fiber Chair Susie Brandt for expertise as it explored how knitting, traditionally considered craft, has infiltrated high-end interior design.

"As craftmaking finds respect in even the most rarefied design circles, knitting makes a high-concept comeback," says the subhead to the article, which went on to say that the objects garnering the most attention at the 2010 Milan Furniture Fair were those made from knitted yarn and string.

The article quoted Brandt in saying that knitting evokes pure, honest work. "People are embracing the idea of manual labor. It's tangible. You can see the beginning through to the end."

 

 

Photo caption: This felted wool Albert chair by furniture designer Melanie Porter demonstrates the upswing in "craft" infiltrating high-end design.