I will have to preface this post by saying, this will probably be the first and the last time a clutch will be featured on Plastolux. I was recently on Etsy and did a search for rosewood and I came across the most beautiful piece of rosewood art and what do you know it was in the form of a clutch. Orli Tesler + Itamar Mend from Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel have created these breath taking clutches that had my head spinning as to what other applications this material treatment could be applied in.
Our recent work has resulted in the transformation of wood into a new textile. The texture, properties and appearance of our “wearable wood” series as a simultaneously delicate, flexible, durable material, we researched the potential of integrating these opposing elements to form new product identities.
“We are a design couple and have been working together for 5 years. We met at school and founded a mutual friendship based on polarizing design philosophies. We design our middle ground and somehow it works!”