Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex, students of the Lausanne University of Fine Arts (ECAL) in Switzerland, have created a rocking chair "Rocking Knit" that is perfect for winter. This is an epoch-making (?) Invention that knit hats can knit.
The look of "Rocking Knit" is more like a swing-style chair "porch swing" hanging from the front door of an overseas house, rather than a rocking chair. If you sit on the chair and shake your body back and forth, the knitting machine attached to the top of the chair will operate. An excellent knit hat that can be knitted just by swaying while reading a book or looking out vaguely. If you sit in the "Rocking Knit" and knit it swayingly, you may be able to prepare a complete winter outfit.
By the way, in Switzerland, a product called "iRock", a rocking chair that can charge an iPad, was developed before. This is a product that can generate electricity by shaking the rocking chair back and forth, and can charge the iPad up to 35% by shaking it for 1 hour.
"IRock" is pretty high tech. On the other hand, "Rocking Knit" has a low-tech scent. However, I'm a little wondering if low-tech suits the old-fashioned rocking chair.
In any case, it seems certain that Swiss people are familiar with rocking chairs as these products come out one after another. I rarely see rocking chairs in Japan, and I have never met anyone who is enthusiastic about developing new products related to rocking chairs.