At Integral Thread, we needed a focused division that would allow us the space to create freely. Thus, Studio Wild was born. Our team spends time outside of the showroom, whether it is day outings or weekend retreats to give ourselves the opportunity to be inspired by each other and by our natural surroundings. We experiment, we play and have the privilege of doing that with a team that is family by blood and family by heart.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams
"To create, one must first question everything." - Eileen Gray
Our design process is fluid and constantly moving depending on what stage of development we are in. The beginning is exploratory. We bring all of our art supplies and frolic in nature to collect interesting items that are either used in creating or simply used as form and shape inspiration. We experiment with different mediums, mix platforms, create individually, and then come together to review what we have fabricated. We then use these individual elements to start piecing together the whole and the vision that will become an entire collection. The process is like building blocks. The foundation takes time, but if it is built strong, the sky's the limit on what can be built on top of it. We are constantly finessing, tweaking and layering to bring the final creation to life.
We workshop from each other’s strengths and various disciplines to reach the most innovative product. We take cues from the Bauhaus philosophy to reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts. We push each other, think out of the box and create with passion and freedom. Nothing is off limits and nothing is considered a mistake. Just as Integral Thread’s philosophy is that every person and part of the world are integral to a whole, so is that of Studio Wild’s design process. Without each individual element throughout the collection's creation, you would not have the beautiful, finished product at the end.
“Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.” - Walter Gropius
“Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.” - Walter Gropius
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” – Neil Gaiman
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw