“Knotty” — a collection of playful benches with a bold and tactile texture.

Inspired by knitting techniques, the project treats plastic waste as a continuous thread of material which folds, twists and loops to create an intriguing tactile surface that resembles textiles, and invites users to touch it.

The sculpted material texture, consisting of thick and seemingly soft knots, creates a tactile, permeable and load-bearing type of surface for outdoor and indoor furniture or other architectural applications. “Knitted patterns” that increase functionality by allowing water drainage and avoiding internal structures, can be upscaled and become ornaments and building units that embody a new digitally crafted materiality.



The rigid shapes of the furniture, in the digital realm, are deformed during their materialisation in the physical world. 

The 3D sculpted fabric dresses a new family of benches, produced in three different shapes and sizes (150x80x27cm; 150x60x40 cm; 80x60x40 cm); and two colours: mint and peach.  

With the support of 
Stimuleringsfond NL

Rotterdam (NL)