Elisa Strozyk’s Cozy-Looking Textiles Are Made of Wood

Elisa Strozyk

Elisa Strozyk’s work fools us. These pieces might look like cloth, they are actu­al­ly made out of wood. The light wood­en pat­tern folds into itself and looks soft and cozy. But, I’m sure that if you were to fall onto this blan­ket, you wouldn’t have a warm greet­ing.

Strozyk explains the idea behind her work, writ­ing:

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. There are var­i­ous pos­si­ble appli­ca­tions, for exam­ple as floor­ings, cur­tains, drapes, plaids, uphol­stery or parts of fur­ni­ture.

I not only love this con­cept, but the design as well. It’s real­ly sat­is­fy­ing to see all of these tri­an­gles, and they make Strozyk’s work look effort­less. Elisa StrozykElisa Strozykelisa_strozyk4elisa_strozyk5 elisa_strozyk6elisa_strozyk11elisa_strozyk9elisa_strozyk10elisa_strozyk7 elisa_strozyk8elisa_strozyk12