Hella Jongerius knitted a cloth of fibreglass threads, strengthening it on both sides with Plexiglass. This cloth was then ready to receive a number of light bulbs. The bulbs press through the knitted fibreglass making the cloth follow the shape of the bulbs.
Hella Jongerius about her Knitted lamp:
‘It was quite difficult to find a knitting factory in the Netherlands that dared to work glass fibers. So I had to make all patches myself on the knitting machine. The bulbs press against the resilient glass cloth. That provides the lamp with a shape. The edges were reinforced with perspex. Because of its High tech background I kept the form as flat as I could. It looks a bit spacy.’ (Eigen Huis & Interieur, November 1996)