5 Questions Series with Elizabeth Surya of Pleat Farm

Wherein we ask our favorite design bloggers, curators and forecasters what inspires them.  

Pleat Farm is about more than origami. It bills itself a design pasture for all things apparel, textiles, architecture, furniture, paper art and product design related. But with a twist and a fold.

The site is focused entirely on innovations in material applications involving some kind of bending, knotting. Origami, basically – elevated to high brow and high art standards.

Architect and curator Elizabeth Surya helms the blog from the San Francisco Bay Area and attributes folding to creating the foundation of her design education and influencing her work.

Elizabeth chose to answer question number two.

What object are you currently lusting after and what would you do with it?

Elizabeth’s current lustable object. 

Elizabeth: Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair and Ottoman is my most coveted set of furniture.

One reason is my appreciation for the architect’s methodology in scale and structure using bold yet simple, sweeping, curvilinear forms. The Womb Chair takes on those elements yet on a much more human level – a simple, curving shell that cradles the user. My wish is to own this baby some day.

This Saarinen masterpiece not only looks handsome in space, but would also be well-utilized as my spot for rest on a bad day.

What she would do with it. 

I’d curl up, catch forty winks, or sprawl with a good book. As cliché as this may sound, the chair really lives up to its name: the Womb.

The 5 Questions Series is an ongoing project wherein we peek inside the workspaces and living spaces of our favorite design bloggers, curators and trendsetters.

K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.