Compact Living, Toronto Offsite Design Festival at Umbra

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival presents ‘Compact Living’, at the Umbra Concept Store in downtown Toronto. The 2017 version of this signature Festival exhibition partners with Umbra to discover ways to maximize minimal space. Eleven Canadian designers come together to explore the state of modern living, and the current realities of housing in urban environments. Artists and designers include Aubry / Levesque, Chifen Cheng, Alissa Coe, Libs Elliott, Kathryn Walter – FELT, Simone Ferkul, Harbour, Hinterland Design, Char Kennedy, Linus Kung, and Rainville-Sangaré.

This FELT file folder and magazine holder is designed and made by Kathryn Walter. At 10” wide x 11” long x 10” high, it will sit on the floor or on a desk and can be filled to an increasing capacity. It is made from a natural grey industrial wool felt ¼” thick that provides a sturdy form. The design makes use of this dense, firm felt to hold structure through simple folds. The felt rolls up and the wood flat packs for compact packaging and shipping.