For Knit!, Amsterdam-based designer Maria Blaisse and interior architect Bin Xu set out to create a piece of furniture that could simultaneously activate and relax the body – a design that brings the body into balance.
Wave Zero is a flexible, lightweight birchwood form inspired by a drop of water. With one concave side, and one convex, Wave Zero can either cradle or stretch the body, depending on how the piece is positioned. Its flexible form is completed with two removable mats, or slim seat cushions, upholstered in Kvadrat Febrik’s Mosaic knitted textile.
Born from a six-year collaboration between Blaisse and Xu, Wave Zero unites its creators’ different areas of expertise. Blaisse’s longstanding research into body and movement is taken to new heights by Bin’s technical precision and design elegance.
Year of design: 2020
In collaboration with: Maria Blaisse