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.
Åker is a limited edition tufted rug withhorizontal block stripes of different textures, colors and techniques. It demonstrates a range of tuft types in each of its stripes – cut and loop pile, cut pile and bouclé pile, and uses a mixture of linen, wool and mélange yarns. The blocks work together to conceptualize the textures and colors found in farmland that surround the Kasthall factory ina beautiful and abstract way.
Åker is produced in a limited edition of 50 rugs,in one color way and only in the size 200x300 cm.