“Getting the accent colors to really pop has been a challenge. But in the end, we found the right balance,” says Lena Jiseborn, Design Director at Kasthall. “The white base lets the different color elements through more easily, while it took some experimentation to find color elements that stand their ground in the black base, into which the colors sink down more. We’ve done lots of trials runs and experimentation to find our way forward. In Black Diamond, the solution lay in working with thicker lines, a greater flow in our brush strokes, along with greater intensity in the wool blend.”
The result is a dramatic, mystical carpet, with a blunt contrast between the base and the accent colors. Black Diamond’s color palette also gives us a hint of what we can expect to see in Kasthall’s upcoming 2019 collection.
The inspiration for Diamond was drawn from exclusive embroidery and haute couture. In Black Diamond, the tufted surface is broken up by lines and tufting stiches in contrasting color threads in copper and cream. These are embedded in a sophisticated structure of cut and bouclé pile. Like in a pool of water, the linear design breaks up the underlying pattern, giving a feeling of both fragility and clarity.