Bumpy BasketBy Shigeki Fujishiro
Constructed from textiles structured around a three-dimensional grid of ropes, Bumpy Basket is a series of containers whose uneven, undulating design helps the user appreciate and understand the material qualities of knitted textiles.
Bumpy Basket was designed by Shigeki Fujishiro, a Tokyo-based designer whose work spans interior products to exhibition installations.
For Knit!, Fujishiro became interested in the stretch inherent within knitted textiles. Using Kvadrat Febrik’s Uniform Melange, Sprinkles and Apparel lines, the designer chose to focus on the creation of beautiful curves, which would be complemented by pared- back, abstract patterns.
To emphasise the qualities of his chosen textiles, Fujishiro shaped them around a pinched rope lattice that provides each basket with a soft, regular structure. As such, Bumpy Basket is a simple product with an architecture that nods to its knitted components.