Icelandic designer Ragnheiur sp Sigurardttir stumbled upon an unusual idea when she was attempting to create a teddy bear’s legs. The artist was trying to save manufacturing time by efficiently producing tubular limbs on a machine, which would thankfully mean that she wouldn’t have to crochet them by hand. Instead, she ended up playing around with a knot-like formation. She was very good at tying knots as a girl scout, but this was something completely different–it wasn’t a survival skill. “I wanted to try tying the tubes into knots and see the outcome,” Sigurardttir explains. “I found the idea of a big, soft knot intriguing in a fun, kind of pop-arty way. I also like that when you take a first look at the cushion you might not really know what it is, and perhaps that is what draws you closer.”
The artist’s initial design, which was produced in 2011, has since evolved into the Knot Cushion. “I have always been attracted to strange and unique things, I try to create unusual designs; products that are unpredictable and that make people curious,” Sigurardttir admits. However, it seems as though the designer isn’t the only one who’s attracted to peculiar products. Design House Stockholm recently added the Knot Cushion to their impressive collection and chose to exhibit Sigurardttir’s design at Stockholm Design Week.