“Wooden Textiles“ creates a new and unexpected tactile experience. Because people are conditioned to think of wood as a hard material – we all know the feeling of walking across a wooden floor barefoot, of touching a wooden tabletop, or feeling the bark of a tree – it is difficult to imagine wooden surface which can easily be manipulated by touch.
A flexible wooden surface is formed by attaching separate, laser-cut pieces by hand along a textile base. Depending on its individual weight and stiffness, each separate surface behaves in its own way.
This piece considers the lifecycle of the product; as the future approaches we have to deal with more waste and fewer resources, so the things we do make and use must age beautifully, rather than deteriorate over time. This also fosters a closer relationship between subject and object.