As you may know from having been Inside some of our rooms, we proudly offer 37 unique hotel rooms designed by different artists. The word “artist” is used broadly here to encompass a number of disciplines and includes visual artists, interior designers, architects and material-based artists. So, given the diversity of this artistry, we thought it would be interesting to Get to Know some of these talented artists.
From large-scale installations to intimate housewears and furniture, Kathryn Walter uses–you guessed it–felt, to create her inspired designs. Taking this most fundamental utilitarian textile to the limit, Walter explores the material and culture of modern industrial felt while emphasizing sustainability and local practices.
The great-grand-daughter of the founder of E.F. Walter Inc. (est. 1893), a company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of everyday felt products, Kathryn Walter’s preference for felt is no mysterious feeling.