Consumers have become familiar with 3D knitting technology thanks to innovations like Nike's Flyknit sneakers, and now, a new IKEA armchair.
The PS 2017 armchair is part of the Swedish furniture retailer's experimental PS Collection, which is specifically appealing to those who live in the city and appreciate lightweight, minimalist and highly versatile pieces. The all-new IKEA armchair is being produced in both gray and pink and features a 3D knit material stretched over a sturdy powder-coated steel frame. Reportedly, IKEA's 3D knitting machines can work with a variety of textiles, including wool, linen, cotton and polyester.
Just like sneakers and other garments that are made with 3D knitting technology, this chair reduces overall waste, enhances comfort and cuts out the use of bulky materials.
This Ikea Armchair is Made with 3D Knitting Technology
Laura McQuarrie — December 16, 2016 — Art & Design