Scandic Victoria Tower in Stockholm by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
The collection named ‘Grönska’ meaning ‘greenery,’ is inspired by the meadows, fields and farmland that surround the Kasthall factory in Kinna, Sweden, where it has been located since 1889. Like Kasthall rugs, it is a landscape made by humans and their machines. Each of the five designs embodies archetypal Swedish landscapes throughout the seasons. The collection also considers the cultural shift towards greener architecture and interiors. We live most of our lives indoors, so bringing a physical connection to nature inside was an important thread throughout the design process. The color green brings a sense of life, has a positive impact on our health and in the right shades is perceived as neutral. The Grönska collection reflects the colors, rhythms and textures of the diverse Swedish landscapes, bringing these into our homes and public spaces in a beautiful, abstract and more accessible way.
Äng is a thin and light hand woven ruginterspersed with lines of chenille that create a rhythm and pattern. The design uses over dyed mélange yarns, specially developed for the Grönska collection, to bring subtle depth and variations in color like those found within the fields and meadows of Sweden. The mélange yarn is twisted with fine white hair yarn which appears randomly over the surface and adds to the effect.Äng is available in four colors reflectingthe changing seasons