Knitted tree and creatures by Donna Wilson
for the Stepney Green Design Collection

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Knitted tree and creature by Donna Wilson for the Stepney Green Design Collection

East London designer Donna Wilson will contribute a special installation to Dezeen's Stepney Green Design Collection made up of a 1.8 metre-high knitted tree with a selection of her soft-toy creatures living in it.

Knitted tree and creature by Donna Wilson for the Stepney Green Design Collection

The one-off knitted tree is from an exhibition called Endangered Species (above) that Wilson created earlier this year at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Knitted tree and creature by Donna Wilson for the Stepney Green Design Collection

The tree is inhabited by a selection of Wilson's signature creatures including Cyril Squirrel-fox (above) and his offspring Rill and Ralf (below).

Knitted tree and creature by Donna Wilson for the Stepney Green Design Collection

Dezeen has been commissioned to curate a collection of products designed by east London creatives that live near to new housing development VIVO and we will be publishing more designs as they are added to the collection during the next month.

Knitted tree and creature by Donna Wilson for the Stepney Green Design Collection

The designs will be on show as part of a collection of 30 works of art, fashion, sculpture and furniture celebrating local talent that will be exhibited at the Genesis Cinema in October and then donated to the VIVO residents – find out more here.

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  • K A Whyte

    I’ve been checking Dezeen for a couple of years – undoubtedly the best designs I’ve seen yet! Good and wonky. Any knitted buildings in the archive?

    • Ronia

      Maybe it’s up to you to start knitting houses. Let me know about the results! :)