According to Sam Kasten, the threads that compose his cloths guide his inspiration. Whether silk ribbon from Japan or linen from Belgium, he weaves the world, its past, present and future. His one-of-a-kind training under the guidance of Andy Oates, an advocate of Bauhaus aesthetics, have turned him into an exceptional weaver whose philosophy led him to remove himself from trends in order to draw inspiration only from his yarns, his customers, his projects.
In his studio, Sam Kasten, alone and single-handed among his looms, weaves relentlessly, when the hour suits him. For the Domaine des Etangs, he has created huge mohair or cashmere plaids, ideal for a living room or to snuggle into dreams and softness on winter evenings.
Le Domaine des Étangs is a resort unlike any other: a “guestcastle”, a luxurious spa, a Zen haven, a place of exquisite and discreet elegance… Recently opened, the restoration and refurbishment of this magnificent 11th century castle, nestled in a vast natural park graced by the presence of a fantastic pond, lasted five years. It was when meeting all the local craftsmen who worked on the estate’s renovation, that Garance Primat, the ever-so-chic owner of the castle, had the idea of asking them to lend their expert hands to the making of a collection of home objects, thus promoting their unparalleled skills and know-how.
Under the artistic helm of designer Stéphane Parmentier and in close collaboration with Garance Primat, the artisans have created a series of works inspired by the traditional local crafts: Créations Dragonfly. The collection fully embodies Primat’s philosophical approach: the harmonious relation between man and nature, the transmission of knowledge and values, the emotion of beauty, the poetry of fragility, the eternal return of things…