Knitting Frenzy is a lighting unit, utilizing material intelligence of knitted wire to control intensity of lateral illumination.
This project was constructed upon various small-scale experimentations conducted on different techniques and materials. By using properties of knitting, explored during previous experimentations we gained insights on the systematic nature of knitting, which further translates into scalability of production. After building a know-how on variables of the fabrication process such as number of rows or number of stitches etc., we were able to scale up fabrication with knitting nancy.
Addition to systematic approach to knitting, our experimentations on wire yielded a material intelligence that differs in material behavior under compression from knitting with yarn. Rather than bending like a knitted surface under compression, we have found out that once metal wire is knitted and bent into shape, rows of knitting slide on top of each other. This provides the knitted piece the ability to preserve its knitted structure when compression is applied similar to how blinds stack on top of each other.
These properties were carried to final design, in which, we have developed a domestic lighting fixture knitted on a large scale Knitting Nancy that allows users to control light passing through laterally.
//Group Members: Betül Şahin, Mina Ada Yancı, Nurseli Yorgancı, Özgüç Bertuğ Çapunaman
//Instructors: Mevce Çıracı, Aslı Aydın