On the heels of yesterday’s post, I thought you would enjoying seeing what Maria Bonita created using Elisa Strozyk‘s wooden textiles! Known for their modern design, impeccably cut clothes, and innovative finishings, Maria Bonita pushed the boundaries of fashion by incorporating Strozyk’s wooden textiles into their 2011 collection…the blond wood dress feels as fresh as a summer day…and who wouldn’t want that gorgeous bag! For me, it has it all! Form, function, beauty and innovation…absolutely brilliant!
And how could I not include a sampling of my favorites from Maria Bonita’s 2012 Winter (Inverno) collection! Texture, texture, texture! The sublime autumnal palette is realized in sumptuous, tangible textiles…artful layering appears effortless and altogether modern on this checkerboard runway of stones and leaves…I can’t help but imagine how these textures and colors would look in an interior space…I think it would be heavenly! Enjoy!
top two photos from MoCo Loco, 2012 winter collection from Maria Bonita
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Featured in the New York Times Style Magazine for her wooden carpets, Berlin designer Elisa Strozyk is changing the face of textiles as we know it…to create her wooden carpets and wooden textiles, hundreds of individually sanded and oiled pieces of wood veneer are cut and attached by hand to a textile base…the result is a flexible geodesic dome! Equal parts math and art, this new way of thinking opens up an infinite number of possibilities! How exciting!
“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 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.” ~ Elisa Strozyk
above and below ~ Wooden Textiles
below ~ Paperweaves
I just had to include her breathtaking collection of Paperweaves…an ethereal textile for the 21st century
photos by Elisa Strozyk and Sebastian Neeb
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