09 Jun 2021 • Partner Content
Is technical knitting the future of upholstery?
Camira Knit – the new brand from global textile company Camira – offers bespoke, zero-waste solutions for upholstered finishes.
The team of makers, designers and manufacturers has been producing technical knits for over two decades, utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) to develop fabrics specifically suited for individual products. Camira Knit is the culmination of that expertise: with its range of offerings, the brand aims to show clients the limitless opportunities to be discovered from working with textiles.
Haze by Zero | Samuel Wilkinson.
There are myriad benefits with Camira Knit’s products. Its process enables tailored customization, zero-waste manufacturing and reduced material usage. What’s more, since the fabrics are generated on a bespoke basis, the upholstery is both easier and less time consuming to incorporate. Each polyester-filament option is accredited to the EU Ecolabel environmental standard for textile products; alternatively, they can all be selected in NewLife™ yarn – made from post-consumer PET plastic – or SEAQUAL® yarn, derived from post-consumer marine waste plastic.
One of the most distinguishing aspects of the textiles are their unparalleled fit to fixtures and furnishings. This is illustrated best by ShrinKnit, Camira’s patented thermal technology. With this capability, each component is knitted to a larger dimension than a chair's frame or cushion, then shrunk with heat to perfect fit.
The Soji Chair by Haworth.
‘Knit is more popular than ever before,’ says Darren Hill, head of Camira Knit. ‘We’re seeing it everywhere from fashion to furniture, and even performance sportwear. It really has captured people’s imaginations, and we are incredibly excited to embrace this new era of knit and bring Camira’s capabilities to life.’
Cover image: Speyer's Keg Chair.