"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 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
"Wooden Textile no 02" / 120 x 180 cm / maple wood
Elisa Strozyk studied “Textile-and Surface-Design” at the KHB in Berlin and completed the MA course “Future Textiles” in 2009 at Central Saint Martins in London.
Her work is pushing the boundaries between 2D and 3D, hard and soft materials, switching meanings and categories.
Elisa is building bridges between textile- and furniture design, using wood to produce original textiles and objects. Besides this she is collaborating with different artists, designers and companies.
For her experimental designs she received the German Design Award, given by the German Design Council and the German Ministry of Economics. Elisa‘s work is shown for example at “Milan Furniture Fair”, „Design Miami“ and the „Victoria & Albert“ Museum.
Elisa Strozyk lives and works in Berlin.