The Re-Imagining Wood Challenge: How can the natural attributes of wood commonly seen as disadvantages be re-imagined as assets to create novel, sustainable products?
Project Type: Public
Wooden clutch, (wood as a fabric)
I have been a wood worker my entire life, from the early days of a child in my fathers wood shop learning all that I could about wood and its properties, to present where I am constantly trying to push the boundaries and perceptions of what wood is and can be.
I wanted to break the perception that wood is a rigid and solid material and some how push it into a flexible and soft state. It took numerous attempts with various species of wood, along with different non-toxic liquids to finally achieve this final product.
Not only is it a material exploration, but a bridging of crafts and spaces. This Clutch is inspired by the boat building trade that enabled the navigation of the waters that lead to exploration and discovery of all that is today.
Dimensions 9″ x 5″ x 2″
Wood Fabric is 1/16 of an inch this and is soft and as flexible as leather, water proof, and doesn’t crack.[starrater tpl=44 size=’24’]
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