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Claire-Anne O'Brien Is the Chair Person

Witty Furniture from an Irish Designer

claire-anne o'brien knitted furniture!

The cure for a bad case of pins and needles?

A good case of pins and needles.

Like the giant knitting kind Claire-Anne O’Brien used to create her genius range of furniture.

Based in East London, the Irish-born, Royal College of Art-educated textiles designer takes knitting to a whole new level with her clever-but-comfy seating made with oversize bundles. Perch on structured cushions of exaggerated purl in mustard lamb’s wool or settle on a stool of knitted sheep’s wool. Our favourite? The witty jumpers that will cosy up forlorn chairs.

They’re guaranteed to make a statement. They might even have you in stitches.

Available by email order (info@claireanneobrien.com), £400-£500. To see styles, go to claireanneobrien.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Claire-Anne O’Brien