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This Furniture Series Is Made By The Wind

This Furniture Series Is Made By The Wind

Called Windworks, this collection of upholstered furniture is made with innovative techniques that smartly incorporate a renewable energy source – the wind. The entire assembly, including the wood, yarn, fabrics and dye application is made with the help of the wind. The designer, Merel Karhof, actually constructed a portable wind knitting factory that is completely ran by the wind. It includes a machine with blades that captures the wind and powers the mill. The windier the conditions are, the faster the machine is able to knit. Taking the upholstery design process to the next level she went to the Zaanse Schans… read more

Windworks Video Features Wind-Produced Upholstered Furniture

Windworks Video Features Wind-Produced Upholstered Furniture

A collaboration between a saw mill operator, a color mill operator, and a knitting mill operator has led to a unique showcase for the power of the wind. Merel Karhof, inventor of the Wind Knitting Factory, designed a series of furniture pieces that are all constructed using wind energy, as illustrated in this video. Windworks by Merel Karhof from Merel Karhof on Vimeo. “The Zaanse Schans is an area located on the river ‘Zaan’ in the province of Noord Holland and is home to a collection of well-preserved historic windmills. Each one of these produces a different kind of raw… read more