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The only pieces that almost never incorporate knitting are Drain's furniture, which he's put in several past shows — mostly benches, including one lined with ceramic toilet tops and one with stuffed denim. This bench was made in conjunction with the New York company Cumulus Studios, which commissions artists to create limited-edition outdoor furniture. “Naomi and I live in this building with lots of old people in it, and there are these metal grab bars for going up and down the stairs,” he says. “The benches are made out of grab bars we bought not from Home Depot, but pretty close. I have them painted by one local company and the base machined by another.”