FELT is a studio and label founded and directed by Kathryn Walter whose work takes many forms. Since 2000, she has collaborated with architects, designers and clients, responding to ideas, sites and budgets from small objects to large-scale installations.
Why felt? Felt is rich in aesthetic and material properties. Made from wool, it's an organic material that attracts an elemental sense of comfort. While it has been made for centuries in parts of Asia, felt emerged with industrialization as a modern material. FELT projects are made with manufactured felt, 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. Each project strives for maximum yield of material to reduce waste while remnants and off-cuts are reused in various forms from limited editions to experimental installations. The studio is located in Toronto and all FELT products and projects are made in Canada.
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