We are immensely proud of our history, and we hope that our rugs reflect this. Yet to fully understand our passion for rugs, you should know we have a 120 year old legacy to live up to that’s been built year after year, rug after rug, by the fine-tuned craftsmanship of hundred of hands.
It all began in 1889, when electricity was first introduced, the entrepreneur and designer Ludvig Anderson established a business called Kasthall in the small town of Kinna in the west of Sweden. It was the first industrial rug factory in the country. In a few years, the factory was manufacturing rugs and curtains. Word began to spread about the factory’s products: original rugs that were beautiful, durable and a pleasure to walk on. The quality of the rugs and the creative environment of the factory soon attracted the most have contributed to creating ’the Swedish modern style’.
In an increasingly standardized world in which products are mass manufactured, painstaking handwork is becoming increasingly rare. Kasthall represents: time for reflection, a longer perspective, united by a passion for one task: to create a rug that is unique, durable and irreplaceable having produced rugs for over 120 years.
At Kasthall each woven and hand tufted rug is one of a kind, and receives a hand-signed laberl after its quality has been checked to the very last thread. All our rugs are made to order and tailored to the customer's individual wishes and needs. "We never forget our origin, which contains passion and dedication, something that might explain our success.”
Today the Kasthall factory and headquarters are still located in exactly the same place – a symbol of our commitment to continuity and authenticity. If Ludvig Andersson were to visit us today, he would be pleased to find that our respect for the materials and handicraft remains intact and that his zest for innovation lives on.Though deeply rooted in Swedish traditions, we are always proud to see our products appreciated well beyond our borders. Kasthall is now established in over forty countries around the world with a flagship store in Stockholm and showrooms in Milan and New York. Some of the most acclaimed designers and architects from the international arena are invited to collaborate, finding new interpretations using influences from all over the world.
Kasthall has an archive dating back to the 1950’s with samples of most of the collections that have been manufactured since then. The archive also contains original sketches from designers, photographs and documents. The sketches are often real works of art, in watercolour, gouache or collage technique. The archive is pat of our culture serving as a continual source of inspiration.
At Kasthall all their rugs are special: made by hand with great care and attention to detail. Since all rugs are made to order, our clients have complete freedom to choose whatever size, colour and pattern suits them best from our vast collection. In addition to our collection, Kasthall Atelier offers the possibility to create a completely bespoke rug or carpet - whether it’s a complex textile tapestry, an unconventional shape, a unique pattern, or simply a perfectly matched colour.
Whatever the aim is, a new unique expression or matching an existing interior, Kasthall realises any bespoke requirements!
Welcome to Kasthall rug weeks
Enjoy 10% off all Kasthall rugs from the 7-19 September, we're also offering free consultations with a expert from Kasthall at our stores!
Bring your floor plans, photos as well as questions and we will help you find a solution that suits you. Kasthall consultations are happening across Skandium stores on the following dates: Margaret Street 12 September (10.00 - 18.00)Brompton Road 13 September (11.30 - 17.00)Marylebone High Street 19 September (10.00 - 18.00)
To book an appointment, send your name and preferred time to firstname.lastname@example.org, or ask in-store for more details.
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