FELT is a label and a studio directed by Kathryn Walter whose work with modern industrial felt takes many forms. She works with architects, designers and clients, and responds to ideas, sites and budgets from small objects to large-scale installations.
Why felt? Felt is rich in aesthetic and material properties. It spans history but remains contemporary in quality and style. It is manufactured by machine but is organic like stone or wood, attracting an elemental sense of comfort. Felt is desirable for its unique look, as well as for its practical characteristics including tactility and structure, and ability to resist fire and absorb sound.
The FELT studio emphasizes sustainability. Felt is made from wool, a renewable resource. Each project strives for maximum yield of material to reduce waste, and remnants and off-cuts are reused in various forms from limited editions to experimental installations. The studio is located in Toronto and FELT products are made in Canada.