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von Anna Moldenhauer | 25.01.2019
Kontraste, Visionen und das Bauhaus: Unser Messerückblick zur imm cologne 2019.
Inspired by nature.
Earth is a completely eco-friendly, 100 % biodegradable carpet. Inspired by a desire to reconnect with nature, designer Liset van der Scheer wanted to bring the experience of wandering through a forest into the interior sphere. To realise her vision, Casalis flexed their creative and technological skills, employing an innovative, 3D tufting technique to create a 3D structured carpet that mimics the texture and appearance of moss.
In order to truly live up to the name of EARTH, Casalis resolved to use all-natural materials in the creation of the collection. This included, organic wool, natural latex , and the plant-based dyes used to colour the carpets which have been appropriately named after earthly elements - CLOUD, FOREST, MOSS, STONE, SAND and DUST –dyed to match their namesake.
The accompanying EARTH pouf is knitted with textured Merino wool, originating from ecologically raised sheep which similar to the carpet, provides characteristics of organic, irregular structure of natural surfaces. As with the carpet, it too is coloured with plant-based dyes. The poufs are filled with synthetic balls that are completely recyclable and part of an end-of-life program with Casalis, in which they can be returned to be repurposed. The EARTH Pouf is an variation of the successful Bonnet pouf.