2256 feet, Aesop Queen Street Toronto

2256 feet is an installation by Kathryn Walter, hosted by Aesop in their Toronto flagship store on Queen Street West, as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival in 2016. The previous summer, superk├╝l architects designed this elegant storefront and collaborated with Kathryn Walter to create the feature wall and ceiling.

Using remnants and offcuts from this original project, Walter heaped the felt into a pile that appears to extrude from the walls of this retail space. 2256 feet, so-called for the approximate length of felt strips it's made from, recalls Robert Morris' 256 pieces of felt, contrasts with the clean lines and linearity of the interior design, and highlights the tactility and warmth of the material.