Monsieur Tricot Lighting is the outdour and indour lighting collection of Ilia Eckardt for which he made use of craft techniques such as modern forms of crochet and hand knit. With this innovative combination of light and knitwear, he creates a warm and stylish atmosphere.


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Verschillende doorsnedes 60-50-40-30-20 cm
Polyester zeiltouw (hoes) en polycarbonaat (basis)
Crochet en handbrei
Partly by hand, partly industrial

Nominated for

Design-led Crafts Award

Ilia Sigi Eckardt grew up in Antwerp, in a very creative family, where knitting was essential to the household. Since more than forty years they’ve worked with Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons amongst others.

MonsieurTricot is the first knitted weatherproof lighting that merges modern structures and subtle reflections, resulting in a sophisticated appearance, which creates a warm and stylish atmosphere. The expertise in innovative knitting acquired through years on the top of the field is clearly reflected in the collection, which combines different shapes, textures and colors that can be creatively mixed to create a striking look for terrace space, living room and bedroom where everyone can give their personal touch.

The concept behind the collection is to merge the outer and inner feelings, increasing your living space. These strong and timeless designs are characterized by their maintenance friendliness: the materials used are high resistance weatherproof and the fabric is easy to remove and clean, meeting the requirements for outdoor lighting.

Monsieur Tricot presents both hanging and standing lamps where the rich hand-knitted transparent structure and striking new forms are central. The designs are strong by themselves, but are also thought to be expanded and combined creating families of different models.These can served as garden, patio and pergola lighting, or as an eye-catcher for lobbies, rooms and entrance halls. Our collection is considered the ultimate mood setter for both outdoor as indoor settings.

All the designs are handmade in their Antwerp studio.