Virtual Design Festival

Spelk by Orla Lawn for VDF x Ventura Projects

Spelk surface collection offers "contradictory sensory experience"

Orla Lawn introduces Spelk, a series of smooth and splintered architectural surfaces, as part of VDF's collaboration with Ventura Projects.

Exhibitor: Orla Lawn
Project title: Spelk

Orla Lawn is a product designer specialising in surface design that combines traditional craft techniques with modern engineered materials.

Lawn is showcasing Spelk, a collection of decorative wooden surfaces, during the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration.

Spelk is designed for use as an architectural surface, and is characterised by a rough splintered appearance that is soft to touch. This offers "a contradictory sensory experience".

Each panel is made using Oriented Strand Board, a type of engineered wood, which she modifies using a unique handcrafted finishing technique that enhances its natural qualities. It is an unpredictable process meaning that no two pieces the same.

Photography is by Amin Musa.

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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at