KASTHALL X LARA BOHINC

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Given total creative freedom from Kasthall, Lara Bohinc, internationally acclaimed British designer
and founder of London based Bohinc Studio, has created a limited collection of rugs, wall hanging and accessories for the home. Inspired by the serenity of Japanese rock gardens and supported by the design sensibility and skill of Kasthall, the patterns and the materials form a mesmerizing expression of style, function and heritage. The collection will launch on 26th March 2019 at Kasthall showroom and flagship store in Stockholm. 


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LARA BOHINC

Lara Bohinc signature style is a mix of contradictions: bold yet light, graphic yet fluid, angular yet feminine. A passionate believer in the universality of good design and her ability to create iconic beauty is well reflected in the From the Sun to the Moon collection, inspired by ancient Japanese Zen gardens. The collection comprises two rugs, two wall hangings, and a range of decorative cushions. The palette of muted pastels, earth and rust are drawn from nature, and all the products are produced in Kasthall’s own factory in Kinna.

– The patterns that I have designed are derived from my graphic language of opposing circles and curves with straight and angular geometric lines. It is all about contrasts and finding symmetry within asymmetry. The design rhythm was inspired by Japanese zen gardens, mixing full areas with cleaner empty spaces, says Lara Bohinc.



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COLLECTION

All of the works contain a mix of different wool grades and yarn types. Lara has twisted Kasthall’s famous high quality, natural materials and taken them to new heights. The entire collection has been created using woollen yarns and, in some places, a mixture of woollen and flax yarns. Selected elements have been tufted using overspun felting yarn, with both cut and loop pile, creating a glorious bouclé loop texture.

– The entire collection has Lara Bohinc's strong brand identity. She is an extraordinarily creative designer and has been working with Kasthall Design Studio to accomplish the desired products. Wallhangings is a new exciting area for us and we have collaborated with Raw Moon Studio to develop the decorative brass jewelry and suspension concept, designed by Robin Mustonen. The collection is being exhibited at Kasthall Flagship Store in Stockholm from 26th of March, where some of Lara Bohinc’s furniture- and accessory designs can also be viewed for a couple of weeks, says Karin Wickberg, Marketing Director at Kasthall.


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WEST OF THE SUN

Capturing the contemplative aura of rocks, gravel and rippled sand of ancient Zen gardens, Lara Bohinc has reimagined the purity and geometric form and transformed the essence of Japanese tradition in her signature style. A hand tufted rug of highest quality pure wool with an element of linen. A playful and creative shape where the graphic language of opposing circles and curves is more explicit and bolder than East of the Moon. The asymmetric shape is a reminder of nature’s ability to find its own way, still finding a stable balanced character. The boundaries are stretched in typical Bohinc fashion, allowing lines to flow along the perimeter of the rug. The color scheme of the two rugs are earth and rust, and dove and rose, respectively.

Design: Kasthall Design Studio/Lara Bohinc
Material: Handtufted rug in pure wool with an effect of linen
Pile height: Approx. 15/22 mm
Colors: Earth, Rose



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EAST OF THE MOON

Rock arrangements, raked gravel and rippled sand of a Zen garden reconfigured in pure geometric form in the signature style of Lara Bohinc; a mix of contradictions: bold yet light, graphic yet fluid, angular yet feminine. A hand tufted rug of finest pure wool with elements of linen with an elegant modernistic design. Where clean empty spaces stand in contrast to full areas to express the complexity of simplicity, the result being artful pieces in two different color palettes connected to nature and the garden itself: Shades of earth and rust, and nuances of grey.

Design: Kasthall Design Studio/Lara Bohinc
Material: Handtufted rug in pure wool with an effect of linen
Pile height: Approx. 15/22 mm
Colors: Dove, Rust


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WALLHANGING, SOUTH POLE & NORTH POLE

A hand tufted wallhanging in pure wool with an element of linen and fringes in 100% pure linen. As one would expect, the names derive from the semicircular (North Pole) and rectangular (South Pole) crest of blonde brass, below which bold lines of black are found together with an exciting mix of geometric shapes in varying sizes and colors. At the bottom of the wallhanging (at the fringe of the world), linen fringes of different lengths in rose, black and earth colors stretch in the direction of gravity. A masterful piece of decorative art with strong Bohinc identity.

Design: Kasthall Design Studio/Lara Bohinc
Material: Handtufted wallhanging in pure wool with an effect of linen
Fringe: 100% linen
Pile height: Approx. 15/22 mm
Deco and hanging: Brass by Raw Moon Studio (Robin Mustonen)
Colors: Rose, Earth



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CUSHION, FROM THE SUN & TO THE MOON

Hand tufted cushions with a mix of different wool grades and yarn types of highest quality. Selected elements are tufted using overspun felting yarn, with both cut and loop pile, creating a glorious bouclé loop texture. The patterns are chosen segments from the rugs with the same name and the color options are West of the Sun Rose and East of the Moon Rust. The characteristic bold lines run across the front of the pillow cases, displaying the ripples from the Zen sand. Circular elements are found at the edges contrasting against perpendicular lines, providing deliberate asymmetry and interesting contrast. A contradiction that creates harmony.

Design: Kasthall Design Studio/Lara Bohinc
Material: Handtufted cushion in pure wool with an effect of linen.
The inner pillow is made of recycled polyester.
Pile height: Approx. 15/22 mm
Colors: Rust, Rose