For Castle, Maja Johansson was inspired by antique jacquard tapestries, velvet drapes, ceramic structures and art by John Bauer and Gustav Klimt. The rug, in chenille, linen and wool yarns, consist of three quiet patterns, two of which function as borders and the third pattern being the dominating part of the rug’s surface. The elegant collection of small scale patterns leave plenty of room for the materials and stylish color palette to shine through.
Kasthall Catalog 2021
Maja Johansson Starander
Maja Johansson Starander studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London. When finishing her Master’s, Maja got in contact with Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg whom she felt a strong connection with as a designer. After meeting with Gunilla in Stockholm, she decided to leave London for the little town of Kinna, Sweden. She has worked as an in-house designer at Kasthall since early 2013 with an aim to move Kasthall and the beautiful Swedish heritage forward.