With their sculptural silhouettes, minimalist motifs and textured surfaces, the fabrics designed by Finnish-born artist Anne Kyyrö Quinn are currently some of the most visionary expressions of felt textiles. One of the first contemporary artists to rediscover felt and update it for the twenty-first century, Kyyrö Quinn broke fresh ground when she used the material to pioneer a striking range of interior textiles.
Kyyrö Quinn combines her art training with her design skills to create richly textured textile panels. She eschews surface embellishment to expose the substance, structure and tactility that woollen felt has. Exhibited internationally since the late 1990s when she established her studio, Kyyrö Quinn’s work moves easily between art and design. Her most recent work explores the possibilities of combining 100% wool felt and acoustics in her signature three- dimensional technique.