With its simplistic beauty Freyja suggests impressions of the serene landscape of Island, thus letting nature into our room. Designed by Maja Johansson Starander, Freyja is hand tufted in a new bouclé made from a chunky wool yarn which has been felted and twisted until it become curly. The tufted loops in different heights are left uncut to create a robust surface with an intricate pattern. Freyja is a textile interpretation of moss and lichen, of stone, soil and mineral. In contrast to the softness of the felted yarn, Freyja comes with an accent border in shiny hair yarn/linen.
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.