Wooden Textiles convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experiencing 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 involves 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: floorings, curtains, drapes, plaids, upholstery, or parts of furniture.
Words: Elisa Strozyk | Photos: Sebastian Neeb