Patricia Urquiola Experiments With Subtle and Sustainable Felt for Gan’s Nuances Collection
Ever eager to experiment with new materials, Patricia Urquiola embarked upon a reexamination of felt. The Interior Design Hall of Fame member challenged its traditional manufacture by commingling colors and yarn densities and upcycling castoff fibers, resulting in a terrazzolike appearance. She then began toying with shapes and tonalities, which eventually culminated in Nuances, a series for Gan consisting of three shapely rugs—Curve, Line, and Round—and a coordinating ottoman. Accented with hand-sewn stitching, the wool-viscose felt is fabricated in three colorways, including Naiad, named after the Greek mythological water nymph.