in looking for a few more interesting poufs (ottomans, perches) from my post earlier this week, i came across Dutch designer, Christien Meindertsma.  the urchin poufs are part of her ongoing flock project– i really appreciate a designer’s process and Christien’s exploration in tracing the commodity from the land to the end user is so clear and graphically beautiful.  each pouf is knitted with massive oversized needles to produce the large scale chain stitches and then labelled with the sheep who produced the wool.  Check out this conversation with Christien and the Fashioning Felt exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt.  
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urchin pouf process [all images via Christien Meindertsma‘s website]
urchin poufs by flocks, netherlands 2007 [photo: joost van brug]

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