Crafted Systems: Modern Object, Collective Form

Crafted Systems: Modern Object, Collective Form

Molly Anderson
Jul 19, 2010

Store History

  • Founded by: Aurelie Tu
  • Headquarters: Portland, OR

Portland-based designer Aurelie Tu has teamed up with the YWCA women's shelter to create Crafted Systems, beautiful hand-interlocked felt objects. This project is helping women in transition develop skills and become economically empowered. Using a base of 7 interlocking shapes, all of the objects are crafted with 100% natural wool felt. Pure materials and a simple, honest concept.

Crafted Systems strives to help us enjoy handcrafted objects in today's industrial driven society. The women that make these items work in a collaborative environment where they combine award-winning design with innovative weaving techniques. This work is a creative outlet for many of these women to pass on knowledge and develop new skills.

Their natural texture and geometric, modern design combine to make these objects stand apart from the rest. Their first collection includes a selection of felt vessels, table pieces, lights, floor and wall systems.

Images: Crafted Systems

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