Ayse Birsel’s initial concept for this collection focused on cutting away material to create lightness and opening. The Polka 90 Light Hanging Panels subtracts 3 inch (7.6 centimeter) diameter circles from the center of each five inch circle set in a 90 degree grid. The result is a structured panel with both lightness and stability.
Designer Ayse Birsel
Content 100% Wool Design Felt
Panel Thickness 3/16 in (5 mm)
Standard Size 5’-7” x 8’-2” (170.1 x 248.8 cm)
Hanging Options Velcro or Grommets
Track System FilzFelt’s Hanging Panel Track System is available in up to five channels, ceiling or wall mount, stationary or sliding, and Hanging Panels attach with Velcro or grommets for easy hanging and removal for cleaning. Visit Hanging Panel Track System for more information.
Durability Contract or residential
Maintenance Vacuum occasionally to remove general air-borne debris. Should soiling occur, spot clean with mild soap and lukewarm water. Avoid aggressive rubbing as this can continue the felting process and change the surface appearance of the felt. Refer to 100% Wool Design Felt Maintenance + Cleaning for detailed care instructions
Lead Time Made to order and certain lead times will apply
Environmental 100% biodegradable, contains no formaldehyde, 100% VOC free, no chemical irritants, and free of harmful substances
Variation Wool felt is a natural material and color variation and inclusions of natural fiber on the surface are evidence of the 100% natural origin of the material. Product color is only indicative, as it is not possible to assure consistency of color in a natural product due to the natural color of raw wool and absorption of dyes. Color matching cannot be guaranteed on shipments and variation will be more pronounced beyond the normal commercial range. In addition, variations in temperature and humidity can expand or contract the fibers affecting the size and shape of the felt. Please note that the material dimensions may change up to ±5% due to climate variation.
Ayse Birsel thinks differently. Simplicity, human-centeredness, and pragmatism are central to this Turkish-born designer’s methodology. Her process, termed Deconstruction:Reconstruction™, breaks down old paradigms, shifts points of view to a different perspective, and reconstructs by creating new values within existing constraints. Building on this process, her Design the Life You Love™ project examines the user’s experience at a much broader scope—life.