Great Khaki ArtKnitting Coat
Great Khaki ArtKnitting Coat is is the result of a collaboration with textile designer Cécile Feilchenfeldt.
This series of pieces are wearable sculpture piece.
“Cécile Feilchenfeldt creates experimental textile works, combining raw and luxurious materials, thus pushing the limits of knitting. After studying textile design at the Zurich University of the Arts, she won the Brunschwig Prize for Applied Arts, which launched her career in Switzerland and abroad.” Schweizerkulturpreise
Patchwork is one of my favourite techniques.
These pieces provide a magical opportunity to discover the incredible samples of Cécile Feilchenfelt's work. Even the smaller ones.
For several years now, Cécile Feilchenfeldt has been providing me with her samples to be Up-Cycled.
With this process we are following a Zero-Waste and Circular process by collaborating together.
The unique pieces are made in our studio in Berlin with care, time and pleasure of creativity.
Great Khaki ArtKnitting Coat is a patchwork of knitting Art and left over Fabrics from the collections.
About Cécile Feilchenfelt
"After growing up in Munich, Cécile Feilchenfeldt trained in textile design in Zurich, then moved to Paris in 2007. Using traditional knitting and weaving techniques, the designer experiments with materials in all their forms to create sculptural textile works mixing raw materials and technical threads, such as nylon, raffia, lycra or wood.
I knit with all kinds of materials. I like the lightness and transparency of technical yarns, but I am trying more and more to replace them with recycled yarns. In general, I like materials that are not traditionally linked to knitting.
What role does eco-design play in your approach?
When I design, there is no waste because the knitwear is traditionally made to measure. Since I started, I have used a lot of materials that are not related to knitwear. Today, I try to favour eco-responsible textiles. For this, I depend on eco-friendly yarns.
I am a member of the Swiss Textiles association and research institutes for the development of new fibres. I also recycle materials from the Réserve des Arts, a veritable Ali Baba's cave nestled in Pantin. I use their scraps for my tests and research into materials."
read more here about Cécile Feilchenfeldt