- story by MaterialDistrict
Designer Margaret van Bekkum uses felt to makes all sorts of interior products, like pillows and wall carpets. Some of her felts are made of unusual materials, such as copper, and camel and dog hair. Especially felting the latter is a challenge, as the hair has a different structure and has to be felted using a different technique.
Felting with copper creates a surprising effect and a soft and touchable material, producing diffuse light.
The base felt van Bekkum uses is made of a blend of copper, silk or alpaca wool. Felt absorbs CO2 and is a wonderful material to improve acoustics.