Wooden textiles transform wood into flexible surfaces
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German designer Elisa Strozyk has completely rethought the idea of a textile. Her half-wood, half-textile “wooden textiles” transform wood into flexible wooden surfaces through a deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base.

Strozyk's wooden textiles are available in wentwood, mortimer, sherwood, and ashdown. They're made by cutting wood panels into various shapes and patterns.


Testing wood-skin flexible panel hanging strength

Wood-Skin, a sandwich of wood panel and flexible fabric material, is tested in a video for vertical surface applications.

Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles, each design can exhibit a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility.

The shape and size of the tiling system allow for these different behaviors. A starting object, like a wooden carpet, can be simply adjusted to form mountain range, ridges, hillsides, etc.

This allows for a number of interesting applications.

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

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Robert Dalheim is an editor at the Woodworking Network. Along with publishing online news articles, he writes feature stories for the FDMC print publication. He can be reached at [email protected].