For London Design Festival 2014 we collaborated with three starkly different design practices. The pieces were exhibited as part of Brompton Design District in September 2014. Bernadette Deddens and Tetsuo Mukai were instinctively drawn to the way in which something completely distinct (a binary-style code) can inform something else entirely distinct (a knitted product). It is an interest that has informed much of their work to date. Their interest was compounded upon discovering that during the Second World War many countries banned the posting of knitting patterns for their ability to exist also as secret codes. Resistance forces in Belgium even employed elderly ladies whose rooms overlooked railway yards to ‘knit’ different stitches for the different trains they saw coming and going.
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