alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects
 

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects

from lay’s crisps to coca cola bottles, polish artist alicja kozlowska has transformed everyday items into delicately crafted felt sculptures. inspired by consumerism and the ordinary objects that surround her, the aim of kozlowska’s work is to convey that art is contained in even the most mundane of objects. 

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

all images courtesy of alicja kozlowska

 

 

to make the pieces, kozlowska embroiders various materials together to make near on exact replicas of household objects in a pop art aesthetic. from labels, newspapers, foils, to felt and fabric, the result is curiously tactile sculptures. after creating the pieces, the artist takes them to the public in a series of performances. positioned surreptitiously beside their real-life models, the felt sculptures intend to make consumers rethink these items we take for granted.

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

lay’s crisps

 

 

 

‘I would like to popularize and change the perception of fabric, which can also become a work of art. every work requires commitment and patience from me, it is unique, created spontaneously without a specific pattern and in a fit of inspiration. working with material is my passion. I try to make each of my works unique and stimulate the viewer’s imagination,’ says the artist, alicja kozlowska.

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

detail view of the embroidered lay’s crisps packet

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

an embroidered banana peel in public

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

the sculptures include lifelike details

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

the embroidered banana peel

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

an embroidered M&M’s packet in public

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

close-up view of the embroidered M&M’s packet

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

an embroidered coca cola bottle hidden in public

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

the embroidered coca cola bottle

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

an empty kitkat wrapper discarded in public

alicja kozlowska makes embroidered felt sculptures to rethink everyday objects designboom

detail of the embroidered foil wrapper

 

 

project info:

 

project type: embroidered felt sculptures 

artist: alicja kozlowska

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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