In 2012, Ayala Serfaty introduced a series of furniture called Rapa. She crafts each piece from handmade felt, that most ancient of textiles. Layer after layer of magnificent silk, linen, and wool fibers in astonishing colors are crafted into substantial forms, seamless on frames of sofas, chairs, and daybeds. The furniture has a primeval quality with textures reminiscent of rust, moss, aged wood, and minerals, expressing an acceptance of natural cycles of growth and decay, after the Japanese manner of wabi-sabi. After years of exploring tribal art and digging into the world of textiles, Ayala has achieved the expression of her personal genius.