- story by MaterialDistrict
Wooden Textiles convey a new tactile experience. The material is a flexible wooden surface, which is obtained by deconstructing wood into thin and small pieces and attaching them to a textile base. The wood is laser cut and all tiles are all attached by hand to the fabric. Depending on the geometry and the size of the tiles, each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility. Wood normally is experienced as a hard material; the experience of a wooden surface that can be manipulated by touch is unexpected. Wooden Textiles is somewhere between wood and textile, as it is both hard and soft. It looks and smells familiar but it feels strange, as it can be formed in several ways. The material is for indoor use only. There are various possible applications, for example as floorings, curtains, drapes, plaids, upholstery or parts of furniture. Wooden Textile is produced by meter, the maximum width is 140 cm. Depending on the finish the “wooden textile” can be produced as washable or fire-retardant version.