Although Sinje Ollen has been knitting since she was 12, it was a marked-up Arne Jacobsen Swan chair that shifted the German-born Harlem artist’s focus from fashion to furniture. “My friend didn’t want to throw out her favorite chair,” she says. “So I suggested knitting a coat for it.” Two years after the Jacobsen chair project, Ollen is busy collaborating with William Earle, a Designlush showroom artist, on on a cover for his Woodcutter’s chaise. “I can’t wait to see my three-dimensional bubble stitch in striking contrast to his clear, angular lines,” she says.
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