Five interiors with furry walls that beg to be touched

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Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar Aspen, US, by Giampiero Tagliaferri Studio

Faux fur is liberated from the realm of fashion and used to cover entire walls in this lookbook, which rounds up five interior projects including an igloo-shaped children’s room and a surreal Prada set by AMO.

Rendered in grabby colours, furry textiles are increasingly being used by interior designers to make retail environments feel more enticing, as seen below in the all-pink makeover of Balenciaga’s London store and the monochrome grey fit-out of Chinese womenswear boutique SND.

But in colder climes – like the ski town of Aspen – fake fur can also serve a practical purpose by providing some much-needed cosiness.

Read on for five examples of interiors that are using this unconventional material on an architectural scale.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring subway-tiled bathrooms, chequerboard floors and rustic Italian interiors.


Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar Aspen, US, by Giampiero Tagliaferri Studio
Photo by Billal Baruk Taright

Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar Aspen, US, by Giampiero Tagliaferri Studio

Cosy Alpine touches meet midcentury Italian glamour inside this coffee bar that designer Giampiero Tagliaferri has completed in the ski town of Aspen.

Here, the walls are clad in alternating panels of walnut wood, deep green Verde Alpi marble and faux fur that was designed to resemble shaggy Mongolian lamb wool.

Find out more about the Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar Aspen ›


Mount Street store, UK, by Balenciaga

Mount Street store, UK, by Balenciaga

Every surface inside Balenciaga’s London store – from the walls and floors to the columns and shelves – was wrapped in furry bright pink textile as part of a temporary installation last April.

The intervention was designed to celebrate the brand’s popular Le Cagole bag and its maximalist spirit, with the materials used now set to be reused for future projects.

“We are currently researching the best way in which we can donate the faux fur, so that it can be reused in manufacturing toys for example,” Balenciaga told Dezeen.

Find out more about the Mount Street store ›


Winter Bedroom (for a Big Grrl), Spain, by Takk
Photo by José Hevia

Winter Bedroom (for a Big Grrl), Spain, by Takk

This winter-themed bedroom belongs to the young daughter of Spanish designers Mireia Luzárraga and Alejandro Muiño and is topped with a 3.5-metre-high dome designed to resemble an igloo.

Fuzzy white carpet clads almost every inch of the space to create the impression that the all-white interior is covered in a blanket of snow.

Find out more about Winter Bedroom (for a Big Grrl) ›


Prada AW21 2021 menswear show, Italy, by Rem Koolhaas and AMO
Photo by Agostino Osio

Prada AW21 2021 menswear show, Italy, by Rem Koolhaas and AMO

For Prada’s Autumn Winter 2021 menswear presentation, research studio AMO created a sequence of four geometric rooms designed to create “the illusion of a never-ending route”.

Each room inverts the material arrangements of the one that came before, with white marble walls and fluffy sky-blue carpet making way for glossy stone flooring and furry walls in a moody magenta colour.

Find out more about the Prada AW21 menswear show ›


SND Boutique Buyer's Shop by Various Associates
Photo by Shao Feng

SND boutique, China, by Various Associates

In the absence of colour, Chinese studio Various Associates relied on contrasting textures and dramatically slanted walls to provide aesthetic interest inside this womenswear store in Chongqing, China.

The interior combines furry changing-room pods will full-height mirrors to make the store feel more “visually magical and spacious”.

Find out more about SND boutique ›

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring subway-tiled bathrooms, chequerboard floors and rustic Italian interiors.

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