Boasting excellent eco-friendly credentials, felt is a versatile and durable material that brings tactility, color and playfulness to furniture design.
At this year's Milan furniture fair, Danish fabric brand Kvadrat, created a special exhibition to celebrate their Divina fabric - a a 100% wool felt. Twenty-two international designers were invited to design a piece of furniture or lighting using the fabric, which comes in a stunning array of fifty-six different shades.
Also presented at this year's furniture fair, the felt series of chairs were designed for British brand Established & Sons by husband and wife duo Reed and Delphine Krakoff. Originally designed in 2010 for
Krakoff's own fashion boutiques, the chairs translate the trend for felt from the catwalk into the interior.
Combining a lounge chair with a chaise longue, the Antibodi designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso has a metal frame upholstered in wool, leather and felt. The fully removable fabrics are sewn in triangular shapes that resemble petals of a flower.
Young German designer Stefanie Schissler's Kulle day bed has a undulating, squishy surface that's created by stretching boiled wool over different densities and heights of upholstery foam.