Archive | Kasthall

Environmentalists!

In 2017 we challenge climate change by integrating sustainabilty in every aspect of producing, using and…re-using of design! Scandi brands has taken to promote themselves as especially interested in sustainability vs a strong visual approach.

Here’s some flooring news from Swedish brands Bolon, Fogia and Kasthall. To be presented during the Stockholm Design Week and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair this coming week. And as you can see we’re still in for blue shades, no matter how green the Spring!

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Material by Bolon (2017) is a new collection where innovative mixing of materials take contract flooring to a new level. Handsome wool threads woven into the recycled plastic of Bolon…Wow! Photo copyright Bolon.

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Fields by Kasthall (2017) is hand tufted in a loop technique which leave the thread uncut and thus make the surface more resistant (to longterm wear). The simple graphic pattern is inspired by ploughed fields and traditional Swedish floorboards and wallpanels. Photo copyright Kasthall.

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Ropemaker Rug by TAF for Fogia (2017) make spledid use of ideas about local heritage, craftsmen, natural materials etc, creating a longlasting rug with a very contemporary feel. Photo copyright Fogia.

Bolon, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Fogia, Kasthall, TAF 2017-02-03

Trippel goes contemporary!

I like design which is kind of ”open” to interpretation and change. Trippel by late Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg is such an object. The marble effect on the surface is created by using three different yarn blends. Trippel is elegant, the look almost like that of a high-quality suit. By adding a ten centimetre wide border in five different colour combinations, Trippel 2016 goes from classic to contemporary. Without loosing in visuality.

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Trippel woven rug orange/turquoise 720, by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg for Kasthall (2016). 100% wool on linen warp. Photo copyright Kasthall.

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Trippel woven rug (detail) orange/turquoise 720, by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg for Kasthall (2016). 100% wool on linen warp. Photo copyright Kasthall.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Kasthall 2016-08-11

The London Influence

Influenced by the city of London Maja Johansson has created Core, Pearl and Pebble for Kasthall (2016). Maja Johansson challenges traditional weaving techniques by developing new structures and investigates the effect of mixing various materials and colours. In her work impressions of dramatic architecture, grand hotel lobbies and pavements shimmering from rain transform into three-dimensional textures and unexpected patterns.

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Core peacock petrol, handtufted rug by Maja Johansson for Kasthall (2016). Worsted wool and linen. Photo copyright Kasthall.

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Pearl icy grey, handtufted rug by Maja Johansson for Kasthall (2016). Worsted wool. Photo copyright Kasthall.

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Pebble marble grey, handtufted rug by Maja Johansson for Kasthall (2016). Worsted wool and linen. Photo copyright Kasthall.

Contemporary Scandi, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Kasthall 2016-04-19

Archipelago by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg

Achipelago is the last rug Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg (1955–2015) designed for Kasthall. It comes in two colours, both inspired by the ever changing, beautiful archipelago of Stockholm. Archipelago March is reminiscent of ”a chilly spring day, when the air is clear and the sun shines in the sea” and the darker Archipelago November is ”inspired by a sombre November day when the autumn sun spreads its golden glow”. Archipelago rug is, as so often with the design by Lagerhem Ullberg, a new classic.

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Archipelago November, rug by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg for Kasthall (2016). Handtufted in wool, linen and lurex. Photo copyright Kasthall.

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Archipelago March, rug by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg For Kasthall (2016). Handtufted in wool, linen and lurex. Photo copyright Kasthall.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Kasthall 2016-02-11