Fashioning Felt, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC

FELT molding and FELT Striation Variation
two pieces created for exhibition Fashioning Felt
Curated by Susan Brown
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
New York, 2009

This exhibition explores the varied uses of felt beginning with historic examples of felts, showcasing innovations in handmade felts, and featuring contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings.

Two projects by Kathryn Walter are featured in this exhibition—a corner of the gallery is filled with a wall of felt strips, a section from her Striation series. And, she created a site-specific molding in response to the ornate woodwork of the Georgian Manor that houses the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Also exhibited is a third piece, a wall panel of cut felt and polycarbonate, fabricated in collaboration with E.F. Walter Inc. as a design/build project for Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

These pieces were supported by:
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council