surrounded stools by els woldhek
surrounded stools by els woldhek surrounded stools by els woldhek
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




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