Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Knitsbythemetre is a young Swedish textile company, owned by designers Ulrika Mårtensson and Margot Barolo. Their goal is to include more (”female”) textiles into the (”male”) architecture and this is one of their latest creations. ”Monument over the third international” might look as something made for Madonna by Jean Paul Gaultier in the nineties. But the main inspiration came from the Russian artist and architect Vladimir Tatlin and his (never constructed) building from the beginning of the 20th century. A great example of women underwear taking a step into transparent architecture, if you ask me. And the 3D-shape of it makes it a soundswallower, too.