Each Chandan-Whittle piece is an ode to India and its heritage, a celebration of the colour and chaos intrinsic to life there. For founder and designer Kam Chandan-Whittle, this is a chance to honour her family’s Indian roots whilst celebrating local artisans and their handicraft skills. This striking cushion cover made from the softest organic cotton embodies joy and radiance with its vivid yellow tone and delicate feathery pattern. It is hand screen printed by a womens’ co-operative in Karur, South India, that ensures fair wages and economic independence for its workers. Inspired by the lively energy of India and its imperfect beauty, it is finished with beautiful handmade ties.
50 x 50 cm
100% organic cotton
Hand screen printed
Machine wash cold, with a gentle detergent
Insert not included
Radium Quilted Cushion
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This beautiful, minimal cushion features a kaleidoscopic scattering of abstract geometric confetti whose outlines are quilted onto the cushion. Vivid and tactile, the pattern is inspired by the fluorescent vinyl offcuts found adorning truck building workshops in Punjab, India. The black and white palette combined with the beautiful detailing on both sides of the cushion make it a statement piece that combines beautifully with a variety of colours: use it on a couch, a chair or on the bed for a minimal, striking finish. We particularly love it in combination with the Radium Forest Cushion. Hand screen-printed onto 100% cotton and machine quilted on both front and back by skilled craftsmen in India.
43 x 33cm
Hand screen-printed onto Linen Union
Hand wash gently with mild detergent or dry clean
Iron on reverse only
Feather cushion pad included
Textiles really run in my family; my great grandfather started a fashion textile business in Punjab over a 100 years ago, so from age five that’s all I wanted to be involved in. Along the line the fashion influence translated into interior textiles and homewares.READ THE STORY
For the next year she developed a small range of screen printed and embroidered cushions that she showed at design markets every other weekend in different parts of London. It was only in the winter of 2012 that she rented a permanent studio space in West Norwood where she still works.
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