Graf Lantz traditional Bierfilzl ("Beer Felt") are the highest quality German merino wool felt coasters on the market today. Their clean and minimal execution offers an unexpected textural and refined modern heritage element to any home decor. Set includes 4 hand-cut heavy duty 5mm thick wool felt coasters to provide extra surface protection.
Up until the late 19th century, coasters made from wool felt were used in taverns across Bavaria. These coasters not only served to protect the furniture from unsightly rings but also kept out falling leaves and uninvited flying guests from cold pints.
The invention of thick paper coasters in the 1880s marked the demise of their felt counterparts but happily the original name stuck. To this day Bavarians call coasters of all kinds Bierfilzl, or beer felt.
In keeping with tradition, Graf Lantz has recreated their Bierfilzl in thick, natural wood felt from Germany. These handsome, sturdy and durable coasters are sure to protect your surfaces in timeless style.