Kam Ce Kam, is set to showcase a collection of new designs at this year’s London Design Festival, following the launch of the brand one year ago at the 2019 edition.
Conceived over the past six months, this upcoming release is a result of the brand’s founder, Jehanara Knowles, taking inspiration from her personal experiences during lockdown and drawing on the values which took precedence during these challenging times: nostalgia, familiarity and comfort. As she normally splits her time between London and New Delhi (from where she draws most of her creative stimulus), lockdown meant she stayed in the UK and, through seeing others, as well as herself, craving for connection and security, she decided to go back to basics in drawing up these new creations.
Working remotely, and in digital communication with the artisans she collaborates with in India, Knowles has designed a range of furniture, textiles and ceramics using 100% natural materials. Working with substances such as terracotta, rattan and sandstone, the studio is also bringing to fruition its first textiles homewares range. Showcasing a variety of skillsets and traditional Indian crafts, this upcoming collection has also helped to support creative communities within the country, who have been suffering as a result of the pandemic. Losing regular income and struggling to continue their work, this has been vital in the preservation of such crafts.
The collection will be launched through a digital animation made in collaboration with WireFrame. WireFrame is an architectural animation and visualisation studio based in London. It’s founders, Uday Berry and Lucca Ferrarese, look to film and architecture as settings with which to create narratives.