Fall is here, and winter isn’t that far and it’s high time to make your space cozier and more inviting. To keep you warm, you can use wood, cork, faux fur, knit and crochet pieces and just woolen ones. Today I’m going to inspire you to add some woolen felt pieces and items to your home to make it cozier and warmer – all these items are available for buying right now!
Design collective Outofstock has created a heat-compressed felt lamp that merges two basic geometric shapes. Made from two pieces of industrial felt, the Stamp pendant looks like a flat disc bisecting a wide, three-dimensional cone. The pairing of these different geometries – a circle and a triangle – gives the lamp a notably different silhouette depending on from which angle it’s viewed. Outofstock used heat-compression to shape the two pieces of felt on either side of the lamp. They then sandwiched them together, creating a cone where the two bulging discs meet.
The sound softening tiles in graphic shapes, which were inspired by the human body and things found in nature, fit together to form soft patterns of murals or total wall coverings. Each tile is made from lightweight, virgin PET acoustic substrate that’s available in 63 color options, letting you create just about any type of colorway you wish – bold or subdued.
Lullock is a relaxed seating element that provides comfort via a unique cushioning system and free-moving base. The piece is composed of an arched frame with fabric upholstery and spongy green ‘florets’ made of spiraled foam and felt. The arched base rolls smoothly as users transition from one position to another. Florets create a comfy, warm atmosphere perfect for nestling inside. Whether reading, using a digital device, or relaxing; Lullock is capable of accommodating any activity.
The original Frankie pendant, launched in 2013 comprised panels made from recycled acoustic felt that slot into triangular solid-ash arms, and now studio Designtree has added a corner module to its flat-pack. Extension panels and additional arms elongate the shade so it can house multiple bulbs. Launched this year, the new corner module introduces the possibility of 90-degree bends into the system. All three Frankie Pendant modules can be mixed and matched to create L- or X-shaped lamps in a variety of sizes.
Feltology is a collection of lighting that takes a look at felt as a material and aims to showcase its wonderful qualities. Designed by Lorenzo Polo, the pieces are handcrafted from layers of felt that are joined with resin, which acts as glue and a hardening agent, making it easy to mold, cut and sculpt. When parts of the layered felt are cut away, bands of color from the inside layers are revealed.
Acoustic Surfaces Collection is another brilliant step. Their wall systems feature a high-performance, thermally-formed acoustic substrate hidden beneath the thick layer of commercial grade wool felt, which lends itself to some serious sound-softening. But the company doesn’t stop there – instead, they bring a decorative element to the surface that results in really cool geometric wall patterns that disguise the original reason it’s there. From small walls to large installations, the wall surfaces are customizable with over 60 different colors to choose from.
With a desire to join the two materials, Tel Aviv-based Dana Bachar created Felted, a collection of lamps made from felted wool and metal. A recent industrial design graduate of Holon Institute of Technology, she felted wool over the metal frames essentially joining them together. The soft, organic nature of the felt with the industrial metal creates an artistic and unique combination that’s also functional.
The Q5 chair is a dedication to the creator of the geodesic dome, Buckminster Fuller. The design language is a clearness of lines and accuracy of the metal base details. It consists entirely of triangles, each being a continuation of the previous one. Not only structurally sound, it’s also made of aluminum alloy, making it materially strong and lightweight. The inside of the Q5 is upholstered for keeping warm and convenience. Optionally, the aluminum base can be painted in a desired color, and the felt can be upholstered with a fabric or leather for a bespoke look.