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Brief Published: 21 Nov 2012

Surrounded by Els Woldhek


Surrounded stools, by Els Woldhek of London-based studio Whatels, are inspired by the craft of decorative wreath making and yarn dyeing and treatment processes found in India. The surface of the colourful stools is made entirely from thread, using a traditional rope-making technique. 

The coloured threads are simply twisted together at two different stages of the process, enabling them to stay in place and create the stools’ unusual form. This process not only creates interesting pattern and colour mixes but also creates a soft cushioned seat. All the yarn processes are completed in a single neighbourhood in Ahmedabad, India.

The stools are available in three different colourways from the Designer’s Guild flagship store in London. For similar products look out for Stylus’ Summer 2014 Interiors Industry Trend Tropicalia, going live this week.