About Kasthall

MADE IN SWEDEN. DESIGNED FOR THE WORLD
Kasthall is a Swedish company, designing and producing rugs & textile flooring for the global interior design community. Since 1889, the Kasthall factory in Kinna, West Sweden, has created rugs for all kinds of clients and spaces; from beautiful residences, lux yachts, and exotic hideaways to cool offices, boutique hotels and the Swedish Royal Castle. 

Kasthall is about transforming a vision into a realistic design solution for the floor. To create a Kasthall rug, there are several ingredients; high expertise and craftsmanship, the finest natural materials in the world, and excellent design understanding. Every step and every rug is guided by two motivations: perfection and passion. 

UNIQUE RUGS FOR UNIQUE CUSTOMERS
From the moment we order yarn for each rug, we know who the piece is designed for. All our rugs are made to order and tailored to the customer’s individual wishes and needs. At Kasthall, each woven and hand tufted rug is one of a kind and receives a hand-signed label after its quality has been checked to the very last thread.

 

THE BEST FROM NATURE
We choose our materials with the utmost care. Aside from appearance, it is important that the yarns we use have the characteristics we demand for various types of settings, such as wear resistance, fire resistance and environmental requirements. Our woven and hand tufted rugs are therefore made almost exclusively from the finest natural materials; wool and linen.

 

OUR FACTORY

MADE IN SWEDEN SINCE 1889
Since 1889, Kasthall´s factory in Kinna, West Sweden, has created rugs using the finest materials with unique craftsmanship, and the latest design innovation. In our own factory, we bring together expertise and innovation. With our collaborative knowledge of how the natural materials perform, alone or together, each rug is unique and like no other.  And everything we do is alway with great respect to our environment and with minimum impact to the earth.

One of the main reasons Kasthall can commit to impeccable quality standards is because we control the entire production process – from yarn to finished rug. This is unusual for a brand. Product developers and designers work side by side at Kasthall and the human eye and human touch play vital parts in every stage of manufacturing. New methods meet ancient techniques. Our commitment to quality will never go out of style.

 

MANAGEMENT

CEO - Eva Boding
eva.boding@kasthall.se

CFO - Susann Nahlbom
 susann.nahlbom@kasthall.se 

Marketing Manager - Sara Althini
sara.althini@kasthall.se 

Range Manager - Lena Jiseborn
lena.jiseborn@kasthall.se

Supply Chain Manager - Bengt Sjöstedt
bengt.sjostedt@kasthall.se

Nordic Sales Manager - Robert Johnsson
robert.johnsson@kasthall.se

HR Manager - Siv Andersson
siv.andersson@kasthall.se

Export Manager - Eric Nilsson
eric.nilsson@kasthall.se

Our history

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 prominent designers, such as Ingrid Dessau, Viola Gråsten and Astrid Sampe.

KASTHALL TODAY
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 craftmanship 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 thirty countries around the world. We have destinations stores in Stockholm, Milan and in New York. And we invite some of the most acclaimed designers and architects from the international arena for collaborations, where influences from all over the world meet Kasthall. 

Materials

OUR WOOL
Wool is a natural, renewable fibre. Under the right conditions wool is totally recyclable. Once a rug has reached the end of its life the wool can be returned to the soil and composted. Kasthall uses wool that originates mainly from Europe and New Zealand. Wool from New Zealand has a unique whiteness, which is ideal for producing light and sophisticated fashionable shades. It also has the ideal properties for dye absorption.

The wool yarn that Kasthall uses is relatively thick and has coarse fibres that make our rugs hard-wearing and durable. Wool has a natural fat coating that makes it dirt repellent. This combination of factors means that your Kasthall rug can be walked on, played on and lived on for many years. Because wool does not burn like other fibres, wool rugs are ideal for locations with special fire requirements and do not need to be treated with flame retardants. Another advantage of wool is its low risk of triggering allergies, since it traps dust and dirt particles.

Linen

OUR LINEN
Linen is a natural fibre, and Kasthall only uses European linen of the highest quality. Our suppliers are members of the Masters of Linen, which means that we buy linen from Normandy that is harvested naturally and with respect for the environment. Among other things this means that the flax is left in the field to ret – the process by which the linen fibres are extracted from the plant – so that the sun and rain are allowed to do the job instead of using chemicals, which also requires five times as much water.

This is better for the soil in which the linen grows, and for the environment as a whole. Linen thus has less impact on the environment than cotton and synthetic fibres, for example. The linen yarn that Kasthall uses has long fibres, and its high sheen gives it exceptional brilliance and lustre when it is dyed. Regardless of whether the linen is used alone or blended with wool, it gives an impression of elegance and quality. Linen is also anti-static and non-allergenic.

Environment

We will spare you the talk about “green visions” and environmental footprints and instead illustrate very practically how we take responsibility for generations to come with these four cornerstones:

• We produce our woven and hand tufted rugs in our own factory in Sweden where we adhere to the strict environmental regulations and employment laws of Sweden and EU. Our working environment reflects the creativity and quality of our rugs.

• We make our woven and hand tufted rugs using the finest natural materials, such as wool and linen. These are biodegradable, renewable materials that don’t drain our planet’s resources.

• All our woven and hand tufted rugs are made to order. We don’t make anything to be piled up in a warehouse. This minimizes unnecessary use of material, dyes, production resources, energy and transportation.

• Kasthall stands for a longer perspective. Our clients enjoy their rugs for many years, thanks to their long-lasting quality – in design, materials and manufacture. To sum up our philosophy: Quality never goes out of style.