Fall is officially here, and it’s getting colder. What can make your home more inviting and comfy? Faux fur, crochet and knit pieces, and a lot of blankets and rugs! If you aren’t familiar with crocheting or knitting techniques or simply don’t have time to make such pieces or furniture covers, you can go and buy some to make your home a better place this fall. Here’s a roundup of eye-catchy pieces to buy right now.
In case you like exotic furniture but want something simple for your home decor, you would definitely like these knitted stools by British textile designer Claire-Anne O’Brien. They feature a variety of knitted seat cushions that not only looks comfy but feels so, too. In case you don’t mind adding a grandmother’s touch to your home, it might be a good idea to get such stools before winter comes. The home coziness is one of those things that could make long winter evenings better with a help of everyday craft implemented by a good design eye.
Tel Aviv brand Iota has launched a collection of cozy crocheted furniture. Products in the first collection include petal-like poufs and stools made from gathered crocheted yarns. It also features knotted cushions and a series of rugs with wide colored stripes and silky tassels.
The Raízes (Roots) Collection by Nicole Tomazi are oversized knitted lamps made with nautical rope. Inspired by nature and how roots grow in the earth, Tomazi was drawn to knit the pieces as it’s the first craft technique that she learned from her grandmother, one of the most important people in her life. The collection merges traditional craftsmanship done by hand with the technology industry to result in textural lamps you want to reach out and feel. The lamps, which are made from brass and cotton cords, come in three sizes and in various color options you can chose from.
London-based designer Veega Tankun, has recently launched the brand veegadesign. Specializing in handmade furniture, lighting, and accessories, their ‘crafting comfort’ collection focuses on using traditional techniques in modern ways with bold colors and playful shapes to draw one’s attention. They employ unusual yarns and materials to craft their wares, like rubber, felt, and bungee cords, creating cozy, oversized stuffed knits and pairing them with wood bases for structure and durability.
Students from the Furniture Design and Textiles Departments at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), were challenged to rethink how soft materials are used in furniture design. Rather than using traditional methods, such as covering with foam and textiles, students thought outside the box using weaving, knitting, crocheting, and knotting.
Monomoka is two twin sisters, Monika and Kasia Gwiazdowska, who decided in 2004 on a trip to Venice to begin a line of thirteen quality, hand-knitted or crocheted pieces. Each of their pieces consists of individual handmade parts that are then sewn together to form a larger whole. There are different designs and colors to choose but the main idea is coziness, of course. Add one chair or bench to your interior and you’ll see how enjoyable it is to sit on such furniture, especially in the fall or winter.
Granny is a pendant lamp pendant lamp with a knitted woollen thread shade. It’s designed by Pudelskern for Casamania and the pure natural wool from sheep bred it’s made of is flame resistant and resistant to moth and mite infestation. As the other knitted furniture the lamp is very helpful when you want your interior to be cozy and there is the harsh winter out there. Granny is a reminiscence of childhood. It reminds about a long tradition of gatherings in living rooms around the fireplace, where grannies used to knit while telling stories.