Design Raid News Launch of Kasthalls new rug for fall 2016

Launch of Kasthalls new rug for fall 2016

Launch of Kasthalls new rug for fall 2016
The rug John, Kasthall

The designer Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg has balanced various colours carefully, inspired by coat fabrics from the world of fashion in Kasthalls new rug John. The rug John is woven in a blend of the finest wool and linen in a combination of bouclé yarn and wool yarn that form a pattern of diffuse squares. John comes in five different colours, including two with glittering additions in the form of Lurex yarn.

Launch of Kasthalls new rug for fall 2016
The rug John, Kasthall

She used influences from the great fashion houses by creating and reproducing the fashion industry’s fast cycles into something durable in Kasthall’s rugs. In Gunilla’s way of thinking, rugs were fashion.

She commented that Kasthall’s rugs were based on tradition, however this should be constantly renewed, to take tradition and turn it into something new: cherishing the old and creating something new.

Launch of Kasthalls new rug for fall 2016
The rug John, Kasthall

The challenge of outsmarting the machines and finding new ways to create designs was something that motivated rather than limited her. Gunilla found new ways to create designs and develop weaving techniques with new materials and combinations, rather than being satisfied with conventional techniques.

Numerous of Kasthall’s classics designed by Gunilla were inspired by their Scandinavian origin, with a feeling for nature, the seasons and the company’s traditional craftsmanship.

Product facts

Product type: Woven bouclé rug in pure wool and linen with an effect of Lurex.
Warp material: 100% linen.
Size: Custom made sizes, width 70-600 cm or choose amongst our suggested sizes. Also suitable as an exclusive wall-to- wall carpet.
Colors: Soft grey 501, Lime 400, Petrol 201, Denim 200, Asphalt 500.

About Kasthall:

Kasthall designs and manufactures exclusive carpets for private and public interiors. Since being founded in 1889 the company has had its own manufacturing base in Kinna, Sweden. Over the years Kasthall has become one of the leading international textile design floor companies in the world and now has most of its sales outside of Sweden. Kasthall continues to develop its product with solid design, focus on durability, priceless craftsmanship and by always delivering unique carpets in excellent quality to the global interior industry. For more information, please visit

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