right, Nkunti Fabric Detail – Julie Kouamo for Swoon Editions]
Inspired by travels and the sketches and photographs she gathers along the way, the Nkunti fabric, from Julie’s Bangou Collection, pays homage to her parent’s diverse cultures. The African inspired textiles design features a refreshing green palette, the colours referencing the lush landscapes of Cameroon, where her dad is from, whilst the repeating block print is a West Cameroon symbol from the Bamileke peoples that means, “do not be arrogant – lead a simple life”. Her mother’s French heritage is incorporated in the lines and complementary colours used to highlight the pattern.
The collaboration is part of Swoon Edition’s Designer Editions feature, which pairs one of their luxury furniture designs with talented textile designers. A new Designer Editions collaboration is unveiled each week and is available in small quantities. There were only 12 of Julie’s bench collaboration available, and the collection has since sold out.
Juliette Bench insider price at: £329
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For further information about Julie Kouamo visit: www.kouamo.com