Acoustics Get the Textile Treatment

February 1, 2024


Inspired by traditional textile design, Boston-based designer Kelly Harris Smith pieces together sound absorption in an array of playful patterns. Kelly’s new collection of acoustic wallcovering designs draws inspiration from both timeless textile patterns and those of German artist Anni Albers and puts a new spin on traditional textile design in completely customizable colorways.

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Waffle Cafe
Kelly Harris Smith Collection
Weave Cafe

About Kelly Harris Smith 

Kelly Harris Smith is a Boston-based, award-winning designer and creative director specializing in natural and sustainable materials in commercial and residential interior design. By balancing intricacy and simplicity, Kelly’s designs are distinctive for their pattern, color, and innovative functionality. Whether she’s creating small accessories or large interior architecture installations, Kelly begins her design process with a thoughtful analysis of how people will interact with the product or environment.

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“I’m obsessed with pattern, texture and color and hunt for those every day, particularly in the city. I find inspiration almost everywhere I go. Whether it’s the color of the sky at a particular moment, the texture of a manhole cover or the patterning on a facade, I’m constantly recording.”

About Kelly Harris Smith

Behind the Design 

Boston-based designer (and FilzFelt co-founder!) Kelly Harris Smith is back with a new collection that draws inspiration from traditional textile design and the work of German textile artist Anni Albers. The Kelly Harris Smith collection pieces together designs using Mosaik, an acoustic wall application that uses robotic technology to customize and assemble mosaics from 100% Wool Design Felt. 

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Behind the Design of the Kelly Harris Smith Collection

“The work of German textile artist Anni Albers is a big inspiration for me. I love how she set up systems and grids and worked within limitations. Her design process also involved painting and mixed media drawings.”

Behind the Design of KHS
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