The Dutch design team of Bart Eijking and Patrick O’de Louwere of Studio Lawrence are readying for the debut of Dutch Flowers at the 2008 100% Design show in London in two weeks. Dutch Flowers is a series of custom-made,100 percent wool felt, wall tapestries created with a new technology, also developed by Studio Lawrence.
Why wool felt? It is a soundproofing material! And felt is environmentally friendly! Studio Lawrence employs a very special wool felt, imported from Germany, where it is made by premier felt-maker Johanna Daimer of Filze aller Art (Deeply Felt) in Munich.
As for the new technology that enables the Studio Lawrence to create the tapestries from a simple sketch of a pattern... ah, my dear, that is a trade secret that neither you nor I can know.
The Dutch Flowers wall tapestries, in the spirit of celebrating the environment, will be available in florals, fish, birds, and other nature theme prints. Here are a few of the wall tapestries that will be shown at 100% Design, September 18 - 21.
Some of the Dutch Flowers wall tapestries have already been installed. Here they are in school settings. They look delightful! Also, in such a large environment the acoustic properties of the felt are surely appreciated.
This is the dining hall of Thomas’s Lower School, Kensington, London.
Patrick O. de Louwere and Bart M.H. Eijking were classmates at Delft Technical University, and since their graduations, they have worked together towards the completion of a variety of architectural and interior design projects including four colleges, a cinema, a city archive, office space projects and approximately 350 dwellings. They both teach at universities and academies in Holland, France, and Switzerland. Their first project under Studio Lawrence debuted in 2007, and it was the Last Supper Table.
If you are attending 100% Design, Studio Lawrence will be located at Stand C45.