Reed Krakoff creates furniture made from felt
for Established & Sons

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Felt Series by Reed and Delphine Krakoff for Established & Sons

Milan 2014: designers Reed and Delphine Krakoff have created a series of "archetypical" seats in grey felt for British brand Established & Sons.

Felt Series by Reed and Delphine Krakoff for Established & Sons

The Felt Series was created for Established & Sons to translate a perceived trend for the matted wool material from the fashion industry into furniture design, and was shown at the brand's exhibition at 
Istituto dei Ciechi in Milan earlier this month.

Felt Series by Reed and Delphine Krakoff for Established and Sons_dezeen_7

"These archetypical furniture forms reinvented in soft felt, have beautifully considered stitch detailing and will follow fashion trend through the seasonal evolution of colour pairings," said a statement from Established & Sons.

Felt Series by Reed and Delphine Krakoff for Established & Sons

American fashion designer Reed Krakoff is former executive creative director for American leather goods company Coach and currently runs his own label, while his French wife Delphine runs an interior design company.

The pieces are based on an original design for a chair the duo created for the first boutiques for Krakoff's eponymous fashion brand in 2010. "Designing a chair isn't that much different from designing a fashion collection. It's still just about telling a story through shape, colour, and form," Krakoff told American Vogue.

Felt Series by Reed and Delphine Krakoff for Established & Sons

All the pieces in the collection are assembled from flat sections of felt, joined with exaggerated, exposed seams and assembled around wooden frames.

The set includes a four-legged chair with a straight back positioned at a right angle to a square seat. A backless version of the chair creates a simple stool and an elongated seat forms a bench.

These minimal shapes were used to highlight the reinvention through material rather than form.

Felt Series by Reed and Delphine Krakoff for Established & Sons

"As with any fashion classic form, elegance and style remain constant while frequent reinvention satisfies personal expression in the fast paced fashion scene," said Established & Sons.

The Felt Series was exhibited by Established & Sons at Istituto Ciechi, 7 Via Vivaio, Milan during the city's design week. See all our coverage of Milan 2014.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Why? Appears to be terribly uncomfortable and something other than attractive.

    • mitate

      Frankly, I’ve never felt so negative about a chair.

  • MAsh1788

    Reed Krakoff should stick to what he knows- designing handbags! This thing is so poorly conceived and executed!

  • 2003

    I have seen so many students building furniture from felt during my design education. Not impressed at all.

  • Andrew Reichold

    There’s a lot of other designers doing way more interesting things in felt. Dezeen, you should consider covering them. Here’s a good example: http://in-between.us/furniture/stacked_rolls/

  • LLL

    I will never comprehend why felt and furniture mix.

  • rview

    Good example because it is your design?