Wooden Plaid by Elisa Strozyk for Gestalten
Updated: Jan 14, 2020
In her Wooden Textiles series, Elisa Strozyk explores soft tactile features of the otherwise hard material of wood, challenging and blurring what can be expected from a wooden surface. Interweaving geometric wood paillettes with textile properties, she creates a new flexible surface of half wood-half textile, much like sequence, with the ability to function in different three-dimensional shapes and behaviors depending on the geometry and size of the tiles.
The plaid can be used to be draped over any piece of furniture to form a surprising, eye-catching sculpture. Hung from the wall, the ombré colors of the wood lend beauty and warmth to any room. "Giving importance to surfaces that are desirable to touch can reconnect us with the material world and enhance the emotional value of an object," says the designer. The processes to transform wood into a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility.