We are happy seeing grow our relatively new Textile category and can’t wait to attend the next Première Vision show in Paris to bring you much more information on what is going on in this fascinating discipline.
Dyed Wooden Textiles is a wonderful installment of German designer Elisa Strozyk I had the privilege to see and touch at the Salone this year. I always look out for her name to appear in any Off-Salone index and had a lovely chat with her last year on her current collection and process of design. There is anything she has been created so far, I do not love.
Elisa has made wooden rugs and hangings in the past pioneering this wonderful technique (believe there are quite a few brands now with similar collections on the market-they might have gotten a bit (too) inspired), but we are especially fond of these recent creations. Elisa’s crafted textiles are one of a kind and can be displayed and formed in ways common textiles cannot be formed. But look for yourself, the photos by show you the full beauty of her work.
At first glance you may wonder how the wood is applied to the textiles, as wood is not a very common material to be used with fabrics. To achieve a movable and flexible surface, the wood gets dyed, then cut into geometrical forms and finally fixed to the fabric. The wonderful mix of playing with the characteristics of wood and the flowing materiality of fabric allows her pieces to be used as wallhangings, curtains or even carpets.
The products from the wooden series allow a great visual, but also a haptic and tactile experience. Which would match perfectly with all the post we have been writing already about the Tactility Trend.
For a better understanding, this is, what the original description of Elisa’s design sounds like:
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. – Elisa Stroyezk
For this collection the wood is dyed with a special technique which emphasizes the naturally grown structure of the wood. This way she created a very unique design and her fabrics can be formed to gorgeous sculptural pieces of art.
Studio Been Photography
Did you notice how successful she manages to bring in the colors of the year by Pantone to her work? We are so happy we can show you these gorgeous designs with exquisite textile craftsmanship and we hope, you enjoyed them as much as we did…G, x