For this Design Crossover post, let’s take a look at some the innovative ways to use wood in the world of design, from fashion to architecture.
German designer Elisa Strozyk creates textiles out of simple chips of wood using repetitive geometry.
Inspired by the organic curves from water-damaged parquet flooring, she wanted to test how to create that same effect (spoiler alert… it worked). As her ideas and design business has grown, she has also created pendants, accordion furniture and even clothes out of wood.
Architecturally inspired, this delicate wood clutch by Tesler + Mendelovitch beautifully combines the warm texture of wood with the functional form of project design.
Each clutch is handmade to order and packed in an eco-friendly wooden case and is available at Ahalife.
As the saying goes, design is in the details. This Lululemon storefront in Toronto is full of details, specifically 35,000 blocks of reclaimed wood from over 20 species. It resembles a pixelated image, attracting shoppers with its unique design.
This statement piece is handmade from walnut, sanded to softness and finished with oils. Each wooden ring that SudioAMF creates is unique. She also does bracelets, earrings and necklaces.
This Cape Town home by SAOTA embraces the use of wood, opting for a beautiful natural focal point over the kitchen. The use of mixed materials offer this home a clean, modern aesthetic.