Alongside my diploma project, I used felt to reinterprete three 20th century icons of design:
The famous « Blue red chair » made by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918; « Conica », a coffee pot made
by Aldo Rossi in 1984; and the « WG24 » made by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1924.
Each of these was originally conceived with rigid materials: wood, glass and stainless steel.
My versions replace these rigid materials with limp felt, destroying the original geometric
constructions. The felt warps these objects and irregularizes their forms. Their functions
can no longer exist and they become ludicrous. My aim was to pay hommage to felt and
to denounce its current misuse in product design. I want designers to reconsider this fantastic,
« Rietfelt, Rossi Feltri, Wagenfilz », mannerism, 2009.