Elisa Strozyk‘s Wooden Textiles are a manifestation of how waste can be the source of a new process of creativity and innovation. While attending the Central Saint Martins London to obtain her MA in Textile Design, German based designer Elisa Strozyk started experimenting with off-cuts of wood veneer from a workshop that was closing. Most often we use textiles to skin surfaces. As designers we initially select textiles based on the following: performance for its foreseen application, aesthetic value to the market it serves and environmental impact to its fabrication and utilization. Strozyk’s work considers these while adding a new dimension and surprise.
The wooden textile intends to look at the new ways wood can be manipulated from its hard physical property to a fluid form when combined with fabric. Providing flexibility to wood allows us to connect with it in new ways. Utilizing wood veneers once considered waste and re-purposing them through hand and laser cut isosceles, she is able to leverage the hard properties of wood and give them a fluid framework to create an innovative textile. Her process gives the textile strength and flexibility. [via Yatzer]
Ashdown 1520 × 870 linen, oak, maple, beech
Sherwood 1620 × 910 linen, mahogany, walnut, moor oak
Grey Black Birch, wooden rug dyed with dyed wood, 2011
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