- 100% duurzaam Nederlands schapenwol
- Afmetingen paneel
- Width 160 cm, height 200 cm
In collaboration with Plectere and the wool of the Kempisch Heideschaap from grazing company De Wassum, these wall panels are a very sustainable option for acoustic improvements in an open space.
The braided felt wall panels are sound-absorbing, and therefore reduce reverberation. Wool is naturally antistatic (and therefore dirt and dust repellent) and low maintenance. The panels are made-to-order, so there is no overproduction.
It's a smart and modern alternative to the tapestry and perfect for a spacious loft or bedroom. Designed by artist Petra vonk, these design objects have expressive visual and tactile qualities with an emphasis on functionality, whether enhancing the acoustic properties of a space or providing intimacy within an interior.Designed by Petra Vonk, these design objects have expressive visual and tactile qualities with an emphasis on functionality, whether enhancing the acoustic properties of a space or offering intimacy within an interior.
About Petra Vonk & Plectere
Petra Vonk studies, designs and perfects the art and technique of knitting. The textile designer launched her Amsterdam design studio after graduating from the Eindhoven Design Academy. Initially working as a knitwear designer for international clothing labels, she became frustrated with the transience of fashion, so she turned her focus to scaling up her knitwear designs for use in interiors and architectural projects.
While using technology with traditional knitwear, Petra often creates new and unexpected concepts and applications. By using the repetition of patterns, her designs experiment with transparency that arises in the structure. Her design objects have expressive visual and tactile qualities with an emphasis on functionality, whether enhancing the acoustic properties of a space or providing intimacy within an interior.
Her work has been exhibited in the Textile Museum Tilburg, the Onze Lieve Heer op Solder Museum in Amsterdam and the Arnhem Museum. She works for private clients and museums, including the Rijksmuseum, ZuiderZeeMuseum and the Textile Museum Tilburg. She is a guest lecturer in experimental textile and knitting design at Design Academy Eindhoven and at Artez Fashion Masters.
Wool from Kempian Heath Sheep
The wall panel is felted with wool from the Dutch Kempian heath sheep. Due to the rise of synthetic materials, almost no Dutch wool has been used for about 30 years. As a result, the wool industry from the Netherlands has virtually disappeared. The Knitwit Stable is committed to making the sustainable processing and production of wool in the Netherlands possible again little by little. After all, wool is a strong, easily recyclable and biodegradable material.
The sheep of the grazing company De Wassum largely graze on protected heath areas in the Netherlands, which helps to keep the landscape fertile.