Stockholm Design Week
Calico Wallpaper was excited to head north to Stockholm Design Week 2016 to collaborate on exhibits with rug-makers Kasthall and furniture boutique De La Espada. At Kasthall’s booth at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, Calico Wallpaper contributed an installation of Night Slate to a wall hung with a series of petal-shaped oval frames. Gathered together in flower-like groupings, each frame featured a distinctive floor or wall covering. The result was a delightful cacophony of patterns and textures.
The highlight of the booth was Kasthall’s beautiful Archipelago, one of the last projects Kasthall’s head designer Gunilla Lagerhem Ullbergs worked on before she passed away in December 2015. Archipelago is hand tufted in pure wool and linen and includes shimmering lurex details. The rug was designed to capture the ever-changing landscape of the Swedish archipelago, from the clear sun of a chilly spring day to the golden glow autumn.
Kasthall’s remarkable booth was designed in collaboration with luxury furniture design company Desiron, with the help of set-designer Roberta Ellingsen and interior stylist Camilla Julner Work. At a parallel exhibit at the Kasthall showroom and Flagship Store, Calico Wallpaper was proud to install panels of Lunaris Fog and Aurora Heaven amongst an array of Kasthall’s rugs and alongside stunning furniture provided by De La Espada. The curated display included furniture from Autoban, Neri&Hu, Nichetto, and Studioilse. Kasthall is a luxury rug designer that believes that quality never goes out of style. With a 120 year history behind them, Kasthall represents: time for reflection and a longer perspective. They are united by a passion for their task: to create a rug that is unique, durable and irreplaceable.
De La Espada is a furniture company that puts designers at the forefront and values the modern artisan. They partner with designers who art direct, curate and design their own product lines, supporting them through manufacture and distribution. De La Espada believes in luxury through storytelling, authentic products with meticulous detailing, noble materials and a direct link to the author. Their selection of unique products are the result of subjective and intelligent decisions taken at every stage of design, development and craft.