Design trends: felt

Felt is the versatile fabric that is being used by designers for furniture, wall tiles and home accessories.
Designers have fallen for felt's shapely softness, depth of colour and the way it cuts without fraying. Wool felt is naturally flame-retardant, breathable and durable and you can buy it in thicknesses from 1mm to 5mm in 85 colours at

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1. Monika Piatkowski
Monika Piatkowski's Hive self-adhesive wall tiles come in 13 colours to cover small or large areas with a single shade or a mix. Tiles are 16cm by 26cm and are sold in packs of 24 to cover one square metre for £87, or buy six tiles for £26. Visit
2. Dror Benshetrit
Dror Benshetrit uses felt to look like feathers for this fantail Peacock chair for Cappellini. Also in blue. At 150 St John Street, EC1. Call 020 7014 5980, or visit
3. Delo Lindo
The felt covers of Delo Lindo's dining chairs for Ligne Roset are held tautly in place by invisible zips. In six colours, £480 each. Ligne Roset West End is at 23-25 Mortimer Street, W1. Call 020 7323 1248 or visit
4. Selina Rose
London designer Selina Rose has built her career on felt — from charming rugs to sleek lamp shades. This Oli rug (120cm by 120cm) is £450. The Oli throw (180cm by 60cm) is £250. Visit or call 07803 147898 for the full range.
5. The Wool Felt Shop
Realistic-looking pebbles you can squeeze, in wool felt in three sizes: 10cm, 15cm, and 20cm — for £5, £10 and £15, from The Wool Felt Shop (
6. Graham and Green
Hedwig owl cushions, £30 each, from Graham and Green (

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