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Shimmering Fabric Accessories

Lara Knutson Creates Unique Vessels and Jewelry

— May 23, 2011 — Art & Design
Lara Knutson is an industrial designer who creates uniquely shimmering home and fashion accessories that are extremely eye-catching. Made out of a shimmering material that is essentially a reflective glass fabric, she was put on the map thanks to her two standout collections 'Soft Chemistry' vessels and 'Nebula' jewelry.

Based in New York City, Lara Knutson got her first break five years ago when The Future Perfect owner David Alhadeff gave the then recent Pratt Institute graduate a carte blanche exhibit. Lara Knutson's work is now being sold at the MoMA Design Store, Albright Knox, Umbra's Concept Store and Carnegie Museum.

In 2012, Lara Knutson will be part of a traveling exhibition called 'Craft Futures: 40 under 40,' starting in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Trend Themes
1. Shimmering Fabric Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunities in the fashion industry by creating accessories made of shimmering fabric material.
2. Reflective Glass Fabric Design - Disruptive innovation opportunities in the home decor industry by creating unique vessels made of reflective glass fabric.
3. Jewelry From Shimmering Material - Disruptive innovation opportunities in the jewelry industry by creating jewelry made of shimmering fabric material.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Retail - Fashion retail stores could incorporate shimmering fabric into their accessory collections to create unique and eye-catching products.
2. Home Decor - Home decor companies could explore using reflective glass fabric in their designs to offer customers a unique and modern look for their homes.
3. Jewelry Design - Jewelry designers could experiment with materials such as shimmering fabric to create innovative and avant-garde jewelry pieces.
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