surrounded stools by els woldhek
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nov 17, 2012
surrounded stools by els woldhek


‘surrounded stools’ by els woldhek 

 

 

influenced by the craft of decorative wreath making in india, the ‘surrounded’ stools by london-based els woldhek of whatels studio
introduce bright and colorful handmade garlands using a simple rope making technique. the twisting of the threads on two occasions
keeps them twined and in their place. in the means of creating a pattern of colour and a soft cushion for the stool,
twisted fabric becomes wound around a circular base.

 

as all the yarn processes leading to the final product take place within one specific neighborhood of ahmedabad in india,
immersed between materials, colours and culture, the project aims to capture the feeling of being ‘surrounded’ within the bustling city streets.

 

 

series of ‘surrounded stools’ 

 

 

3/4 top view 

 

 

top view demonstrating twisting effect

 

 

green variation 

 

 

garland detail in green and pink

 

 

 

colored feet 

 

 

detail of the thread 

 

threading process 

 

colored thread weaves 

 

 

thread colors 

 

 

production process 

 

 

process

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