Created by Ilse Crawford, Åker is a limited edition tufted rug with horizontal block stripes of different textures, colors and techniques while using 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 in Sweden in a beautiful and abstract way. All rugs from Kasthall are made from natural materials as part of their commitment to local Swedish production.
Ilse Crawford for Kasthall Gronska Collection 2019
Kasthall Catalog 2021
Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a mission to put human needs and desires at the center of her practice. As founder of Studioilse, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behavior and actions in everyday life.