Wood Textiles? Creative-but-Confusing Wooden Carpets

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There is a brief head-scratching moment when one first sees these strange wooden rugs and has to wonder: is that mobile, functional, art or all of the above? These are precisely the design questions Elisa Stroyzk wants more people to ask.

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These wood carpets work at a weird intersection between art and design – grafted, geometric, laser-cut wood leftovers are attached to a functional and flexible textile background. The only question is: how comfortable is it to curl up with a wooden blanket?

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This designer is ultimately, perhaps, more of a material scientist and philosopher than an artist, calling into question our use (and reuse) of objects and the ways in which we understand the conventional properties of everyday materials.

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