The Canadian designer Kathryn Walter created these wall coverings made of felt strips for the Wosk Theater inside the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, which was designed by Yazdani Studio in 2007. Layers of felt in different thicknesses and varying shades of gray are applied on the round walls in order to improve the room’s acoustics. A delicate solution unlike the oftentimes rather dry appearance of standardised acoustic panels.
What the designers say:
Working with designers from the Yazdani Studio, Kathryn Walter adapted her Striation series wall panels to these rounded walls. Site measurements were taken prior to production. Then typical panels were fabricated, and site-specific panels were made to fit around features such as projection windows, lighting units and the screen, integrating these structural elements into the continuous treatment.
Felt is a material which is experiencing a renaissance. Not just in fashion but nowadays also in product design and architecture, more and more creative spirits are exploiting the potential of this material. In the area of tension between archaic material and norm product, between handicrafts and industrial production, its textile character requires very special handling. Architonic presents an up-to-date and comprehensive review.