Lisa Marks

Assistant Professor
Industrial Design Department, Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Lisa Marks is an international keynote speaker and industrial designer whose work combines craft and algorithmic design. She uses technological adaptations of traditional techniques to promote sustainable methods of production that help endangered craft communities. Her work has been presented at design weeks in New York, Milan, and Bangkok and has recently won the 2019 International Grand Prix Lexus Design Award. Lisa holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design and is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Knit Bamboo
Knit Bamboo
60 x 45 cm
Bamboo veneer

We all know the beauty and intricacy of the knit structure. By knitting a semi-rigid material, a whole new world of mathematic variation becomes available. Using visual scripting to write the algorithm for a single stitch, I was able to add various attractors to the design, creating stitch variation that wouldn’t be possible in traditional materials. This piece explores the beauty of laser-cut bamboo veneer that is knit together by hand, utilizing a hybrid process to generate a dynamic composition.