This Is The Best 21st Century Rocking Chair For Grandmothers

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The coolest latest tech devices doesn’t always have to be the high-tech ones, and that is exactly what this low-tech innovation is here to prove. The brilliant ‘Rocking Knit’ chair is just about as revolutionary as it uses kinetic energy generated from the chair’s gliding motion to knit a hat that can be worn for winter while you sit in it. Two student from ECAL, Luasanne Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex, unveiled the multi-tasking rocker at ECAL‘s ‘Low-Tech Factory’ exposition during Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, Switzerland.

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The Rocking Knit Chair created by the students at the ECAL University of Art and Design, Luasanne Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex, looks a lot like a glider chair or a porch swing, at first glance. Once you have settled into the comfy seat, you will find that it will take a little more effort to rock the chair back and forth, than what is required when you are rocking a regular rocking chair.

Instead of having to be knitting while you sit in the chair, you will be able to fully devote yourself to reading a book, or having a conversation over the phone while the chair does the knitting for you above your head.

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As the chair rocks to-and-fro, the motions turn gears in the frame above your head, activating low-tech machinery that draws yarn up from a spool that is placed beneath the seat. All hat-knitting grandmothers can now enjoy a moment of relaxation as the Rocking Knit chair does all of the hard work for them for winter.

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