I came across Eliza Strozyk’s work during London Design Week at Mint’s exhibition ‘Mint Explores’. I was immediately drawn to it and yet somehow, since then it has slipped my mind until recently spotting a picture of her work elsewhere, I was reminded. Thank goodness I was. I have since spent a rather a lot of time looking (and cooing) at all her wooden projects. Eliza was born in Berlin but studied and completed her MA in Future Textile Design here in the UK at London’s Central St. Martins.
The tactility and movement in this wooden textile is wonderful and rather addictive as though one was playing with one’s favourite toy and never tiring of it. This rather ingenious application of wooden pieces linked together to create an interiors textile, in theory seems improbable and unlikely, and yet even from the photos you can see the pieces’ flexibility and beauty. Whilst in Mint I could hardly keep my mitts off the above rug, as each wooden tile is sanded to such a fine grain that it becomes soft to the touch and is thin enough that the overall weight, whilst sufficiently weighty isn’t uncomfortably so.
‘Accordian Project’ which is a wood and textile collaborative project with artist Sebastian Neeb is a collection of interior items; vase, pendant light and cabinet is also very worth while looking at. Beautifully executed items with another approach with wood and really rather nice styled images too.