Kouamo

Kouamo

Invite stories of travel and colour into your home

Kouamo Vinales ccushion collection
Kouamo Travel Journal
Kouamo Bangou Sankofa notebook
Kouamo Vinales lampshade

Biography

Sit quietly. Enjoy the colours around you. We have a moment you and I. Let us remember the sun on our faces...

Kouamo creates artisan collections of printed textiles for the home, inspired by memories and dreams of distant lands. Each Kouamo cushion, wallpaper and lampshade tells a story and becomes an invitation to share in a journey to far off places. Subtle layers of exquisite print techniques combine sketch, photography, lino-print and other processes to build rich narrative and colour. Designs are handcrafted in the UK with beautiful materials and fine detailing. Kouamo also offers a bespoke service for upholstery, curtains and more.

Kouamo was founded by French Cameroonian designer-maker Julie Kouamo, who works ethically and collaboratively. Julie was raised in Lille in the North of France where there is a strong textile tradition and history and finished her education at Central Saint Martins in London. Both London and France bring influence to her travel inspired designs.

Kouamo designs are sold internationally online and through selected stores in London and Paris.

homeware

Kouamo signature collections include 'Bangou' with combines Cameroonian motifs with French print technique and 'Vinales' inspired by colours and memories of a small town in Cuba, where time is on hold.

Kouamo Exotic Vine cushion cover

furniture and lighting

Kouamo offers luxurious lampshades handcrafted by a small family-run company in Kent. Standard sizes as well as bespoke shades, ceiling or table fittings gives you a unique product for your home

Kouamo lampshade photographed by Yeshen Venema

stationery and book art

Kouamo is passionate about stationery and works closely with local companies and designer-makers like Novella Bookbinding to create unique and beautiful notebooks, fabric and travel journals to put down your memories and stories.

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