September 3, 2008

Pressed wool-felt carpet

Designers Yvonne Laurysen and Erik Mantel developed Cell while exploring alternative methods of fabricating carpet for LAMA Concept. Unlike conventional carpets, Cell is not produced with a loom, knitting machine, tufting technique, or textile printing. Cell carpet is made of 100 percent industrial wool felt that is pressed and cut into strips. Wool felt is a natural product that is nonflammable, water repellent, breathable, and acoustically absorptive. The size of the carpet is determined by the number of strips used, which are assembled randomly in order to develop a natural pattern with a varied edge.

Cell strips are offered in thirty-two colors, and individual strips may be ordered as replacements. Cell carpet is also offered with integrated LED lights as well as light reflecting Swarovski stones.

Contact: LAMA Concept, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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