|DesignHouseStockholm: Knot Cushon|
|Strictly speaking no one can say exactly why something becomes a design classic. Numerous factors play their part, but there is only one characteristic that unites all classic design items: when we have seen them we can’t forget them.|
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Strictly speaking no one can say exactly why something
becomes a design classic. Numerous factors
play their part, but there is only one characteristic
that unites all classic design items: when we have
seen them we can’t forget them.
At the present we can only speculate as to whether Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir’s Knot cushion will become a classic. But the Icelandic designer’s creation belongs to the exclusive group of products that remain in one’s memory. The design is so strong that it can live its own life independent of the actual product of which it forms a part. This is true of Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase and it may very well become true of the Knot cushion too. “I have always been attracted to strange and unique things,” Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir explains as she talks about how she developed the idea of Knot.
“I try to create unusual designs; products that are unpredictable and that make people curious.”
But there was a long way to go when she started experimenting with tubular knitting on a machine some five years ago. She was really looking for an efficient way of manufacturing the legs of a teddy bear rather than crocheting them by hand. But she ended up with a knot-like cushion and where exactly the inspiration came from she has wondered about herself: “As a child I was in the scouts,” she explains, “and I was very good at doing knots.”
Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir’s colourful cushion can brighten up almost any living room, waiting room or office. When Design House Stockholm’s managing director Anders Färdig describes the principal qualities of the cushion he compares the Knot cushion with Harri Koskinen’s modern classic Block Lamp:
“When the Block Lamp was presented for the first time, there were lots of people who wondered whether it could be regarded as a lamp at all. Everyone just smiled and the Knot cushion brought forth a similar reaction.”