After knit cafés and the "do-knit-yourself" movement, a new installment of community knitting has arrived.
The Granny Chair, a.k.a. 'La chaise Granny,' was presented at Milan Design Week by French design company Wa.Da.Be. It is the result of collaboration between three designers and a group of French nannies. The philosophy of Wa.Da.Be. (Wantz, Desbois and Bertotto) is to create innovative design projects that are also socially sensible as they involve the collaboration of socially excluded "boomer" classes. In this case, elderly ladies in need of occupation.
'La chaise Granny' is wonderfully comfy and pretty at the same time. The structure is minimalistic wood and the coating is colorful knit clothing -- very resistant knit clothing. Those Nannies must have very strong arms (and wills)!
This feel-good knitted chair goes to the core of present design consumption: classic yet innovative items with a compelling story.