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Joanna Kay Lewis

MA work

Knit 1, Purl 1, Build 1.

Knitting and traditional knitted structures translated onto an architectural level; the possibilities are endless and enormous.

By collaborating with Anne-Laure Carruth from the Architecture Department, I have developed the concept of knitting a building, with the structures of knitting becoming an integral part of the building or functional environment.

Using digital knitting technology and 3D computer modelling, I have explored knit structures in a variety of scales from micro rapid prototyping to architectural structures.

I challenge conventional views of the knitted textile designer, and I would like to continue working collaboratively to produce innovative design solutions for a variety of design areas.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2007

    Specialism

    Constructed Textiles

  • Knit 1, Purl 1, Build 1.

    Knitting and traditional knitted structures translated onto an architectural level; the possibilities are endless and enormous.

    By collaborating with Anne-Laure Carruth from the Architecture Department, I have developed the concept of knitting a building, with the structures of knitting becoming an integral part of the building or functional environment.

    Using digital knitting technology and 3D computer modelling, I have explored knit structures in a variety of scales from micro rapid prototyping to architectural structures.

    I challenge conventional views of the knitted textile designer, and I would like to continue working collaboratively to produce innovative design solutions for a variety of design areas.

  • Experience

  • Design Assistant, Established & Sons, London, 2006-present; Design Assistant, Stella McCartney, London, 2004-5; Design Assistant, Ollie & Nic, London, 2004-5
  • Exhibitions

  • BHKC Knitting Show, Alexandra Palace, NEC Birmingham, London, 2006; Architectural Association EES Competition, The Architectural Association, London, 2006; Thames Water, Thames Barrier Learning Centre, London, 2006; New Designers, Design Centre, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Second Prize, Architectural Foundation KPF/AF Travel Prize, 2006; Second Prize, John Lewis Design for Interiors Competition, 2006; First Prize, Thames Water Sustainability Award, 2006