This may be the most extraordinary fabric I’ve seen in a while: Elisa Strozyk creates unbelievable textures and shapes by attaching geometric pieces of wood to soft wool, which she aptly labels as “Wooden Textiles.” The result is a gorgeously subtle, flexible piece of material that can hold its shape with the stiff support of wood.
Strozyk uses this wooden textile to imagine all sorts of practical household goods, and I am pretty much ready to buy everything she produces, if only she had a shop. Rugs, carpets, lamps, and blankets all get a modern, crisp makeover with the addition of these organic angles. From Elisa Strozyk’s website:
“Wooden Textiles” convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don’t experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.
“Wooden Textiles” is a material that is half wood-half textile, between hard and soft, challenging what can be expected from a material or category. It looks and smells familiar but feels strange, as it is able to move and form in unexpected ways.
The most interesting aspect of her work lies in the pattern she chooses to set the wooden pieces in– the varying degrees of complexity in shape and pattern creates completely new lines and shadows for each object. Beautiful work that I would love to see in my own house, if only she had an online shop! [Via Plenty of Colour.]