We're happy to see you here and hope you are enjoying what you have seen so far from Graf Lantz. Now let us tell you a little more about how we started, and the magic of our materials, including our most iconic material, Merino Wool Felt.
Widely used in Bavarian taverns, wool felt protected tables from unsightly rings and kept leaves from falling into pints. German-born and raised Holger Graf grew up using Merino Wool Felt coasters, where Bierfilzl or “beer-felt” is as common as Kleenex. Merino wool felt is a traditional German material prized for performance and protection, exactly what our coasters deliver.
The Jaunt started out as a math problem, pushing the boundaries for the shape and strength Merino Wool Felt could provide. Holger, who has a PhD in Engineering, balanced the structural precision with blocks of rich color creating the framework of the bag. One of our first bags, introduced back in 2008, it continues to be one of our most popular pieces season after season.
Mosen Desk Pad
Daniel, the other half of Graf Lantz, holds a love for the Japanese idea of less, but better. This concept inspired our Mosen Desk Pad, named after the felted wool ceremonial cloths used in traditional tea ceremonies. Developed as an essential piece to set an efficient and intentioned workspace, it is visually beautiful providing a soft landing for all your tech, and helping to elevate your work day.
Our wool is grown year-round from the Merino wool sheep consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine, and grass.
Every year Australian sheep produce new fleece, making wool a completely renewable fiber.
The average lifetime of wool items is more than 50% longer than cotton garments and are washed less often.
Wool fibers naturally and quickly decompose in soil, releasing valuable nutrients (like nitrogen, sulfur, and carbon) back into the earth and fertilize the soil.
Merino wool is made up of 50% organic atmospheric carbon coming from their pasture diet and supports a renewable lifecycle and system.