Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

The new project for GAN recovers and reinvents scrap fibers

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Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola
18/04/2019 - The collaboration between the Spanish brand GAN and Patricia Urquiola continues. Following her latest collections for the outdoors, this year the designer presents Nuances, a new project originating from the recovery of scrap fibers resulting from wool processing.



Nunaces is part of a processes geared towards sustainability that we started together with the brand in the last few years’, Urquiola explains. ‘The aim was to recover and value the scrap material in its irregularity, without necessarily looking for uniformity or perfection’.

Felt was the starting point. Patricia Urquiola wanted to work with this natural material, warm and malleable, but also to reinvent it, change the traditional manufacturing parameters and find a technique that would allow her to recycle discarded fibers. So she merged different colors and densities of wool to achieve a stone-like appearance, never seen before.

While felt is typically a winter material, we worked with colors and patterns with a terrace effect to make surfaces lighter, less dense. The waves, the stripes, the color gradients are my ‘obsession’: they’re part of an aesthetic research that began with marble some years ago, and I’ve now transferred to different materials, from wood to fabrics’.

Once the material was adapted, she played with its shapes and tonalities, as only she knows how. The collection consists of three rugs with different patterns (Curve, Line and Round) and a pouf, which can be combined one with another, allowing for an infinite set of very architectural geometries.
It is declined in three color combinations which, starting from stone gray, take us to three natural color palettes: rose and burgundy (Burgundy), green and blue (Naiad) and earth and lava (Volcano).

NUANCES, flows just like its name indicates. Its lines open and close, its colors blur and focus on a visual and tactile game that turns Patricia Urquiola’s new collection for GAN into an intentionally sensorial and artistic experience. Each piece of NUANCES is entirely sewn by hand by skilled artisans, as is always the case with Urquiola designs for GAN.


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Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

Sustainable Felt: Nuances by Patricia Urquiola

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