This year at Tuttobene, the annual presentation of sustainable design from Dutch designers, Sjoerd Jonkers presented "Tapis Noués", a knotted rug made from tricot cutoffs from the fashion industry. According to Jonkers, the tricot is spun by factories into a heavy rope, which is used to pad mattress wires and other under-the-surface applications. Jonkers chanced upon it in a hunt for material inspiration, and had it knotted into large carpets. Because of the thickness of the rope, a rug comes together relatively quickly, keeping the costs low.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.