Lake Knot at Domaine de Boisbuchet

In early June a team of Fabrica female designers – Leonora Gray (UK), Ainhoa Garmendia (Spain), Angeles Ortiz (Ecuador) and Jo-Chieh Huang (Taiwan) – spent a few days at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, the prestigious center for design education in France, to install Lake Knot, a temporary site-specific artwork born from the creativity of Leonora Gray.

Lake Knot, which will stay in the Boisbuchet country estate for the duration of the workshop season until early September 2017, takes inspiration from the Japanese wood joinery technique of a butterfly joint.

Usually used for the purpose of connecting two pieces of wood together, the larger scale knot will act to join two natural elements. This becomes an interactive installation which invites users to sit, contemplate and become closer to the water.