SOON AT THE REFUGIUM :: ELISA STROZYK: WOODEN TEXTILE, walnut
Wooden Textiles is a material that is half wood-half textile, hovering between hard and soft, and challenging what can be expected from a material or category. It looks and smells familiar and yet it feels strange, as it is able to move and reshape itself in unexpected ways.
In a world that is becoming increasingly immaterial, Wooden Textiles aims at conveying 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 are not used to a wooden surface that can be manipulated by touch.
The flexible wooden surface is the result from a deconstruction of wood into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. The wood is cut by laser cut, and all tiles are stuck by hand to compose a textile-like surface.
Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior and has another flexibility.
Various applications are possible, from flooring, over curtains, drapes, plaids, to upholstery and furniture.
Strozyk sees her Wooden Textiles also as an exercise in sustainable thinking, through its recycling principle, but also by creating a material that is able to grow old beautifully and reinforces the relationship between the object and its user.
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