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 always 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
Johan Bergh
johan.bergh@kasthall.se

CFO
Susann Nahlbom

susann.nahlbom@kasthall.se

Chief Marketing Officer
Karin Wickberg

karin.wickberg@kasthall.se

Director of Sales – Nordics
Robert Johnsson

robert.johnsson@kasthall.se

Director of Export Sales
Eric Nilsson

eric.nilsson@kasthall.se

Range & Design Director
Lena Jiseborn

lena.jiseborn@kasthall.se

Supply Chain Manager
Bengt Sjöstedt

bengt.sjostedt@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.

KASTHALL’S ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Since 1889, Kasthall’s factory in Kinna, Sweden, has been creating rugs using the finest materials with unique craftsmanship, innovation and constantly challenging design. Our products must fulfill all the requirements for a long life, and our long-term aim is to minimize our environmental footprint and strive to have only a positive impact.

The environmental perspective has a clear role in Kasthall’s cornerstones.

Design and Innovation - Design and develop quality products with a long life, choosing renewable materials and processes that have a minimal, or positive, environmental impact

Tailor Made Solutions - Everything is made to order and with a long-term perspective in mind, so no natural resources are wasted on excess production

Premium - Our profile must fulfill high expectations of materials and performance

Heritage and Craftsmanship - By taking responsibility for our production today, we are also taking responsibility for the future – both what happens in our factory and so that our products have a long life and become part of history in the future

Passionate and Skilled People - Skilled and committed workers play a major part in our long-term, sustainable approach

Sustainable - Our responsibility for the environment extends throughout the production chain and includes everything from the materials we choose for our products to production, transport and waste, emissions to air and water, and options for recycling and reuse.

TO GET THERE

- We have leaders committed to our environmental work and a clear strategy

- We have committed, skilled and conscious employees who are involved in our environmental work and continually follow up on our environmental goals

- We work in active partnership with our suppliers to achieve continual improvements upstream in the production chain

- We protect the environment by setting environmental goals for our main environmental aspects, while also incorporating national goals and global sustainability goals into our work

- We have our products environmentally audited by external parties

- We draw up binding requirements in a proactive way – for example, we see legislation as a minimum level and work according to the precautionary principle, phasing out substances suspected of being harmful in good time before legislation is passed

- We see our responsibilities in the larger perspective of global sustainable development: we communicate what we are doing to inspire others and find out about what others are doing to inspire us to improve our own environmental performance