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A third collection for this growing lifestyle ethical brand - invite stories of colours and travels into your home #Kouamo
A third collection for this growing lifestyle ethical brand - invite stories of colours and travels into your home #Kouamo
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Let your home accessories reflect your travels #kouamo

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Kouamo invites stories of travel and colour into your home. We are an homeware brand that produces ethical collections of printed textiles, home accessories and wallpapers inspired by distant lands and layered print techniques. Each collection is inspired by a destination that I (Julie) was lucky to travel to, then designed in our London based studio and finally made in Britain by local family businesses and social enterprises.

With this Kickstarter, I am really excited to create our 3rd collection which will take you to Indonesia, its islands, its batik technique and its serenity. I will use your investment to create new prints using batik, photography, sketching..., to sample the range and to launch publicly the final collection in 2017 as well as the production of our wallpaper and fabric by the meter line.

By investing in our campaign, you are not just supporting a creative business but you are taking part into our brand journey and adventure. I believe that Kouamo will grow stronger with YOU. You won't just be a customer but you will be a Kickstarter backer and that's the main difference!

Kouamo invite aux voyages et de couleurs dans votre intérieur. Nous sommes une jeune marque textile qui édite des collections d'imprimés, d'accessoires maison et de papiers-peints inspirées des contrées lointaines et de superpositions de techniques d'impression. Chaque collection est inspirée d'un pays que j' ai (Julie) eu la chance de visiter, ensuite dessinée dans notre studio de Londres et finalement produite en Grande-Bretagne par des entreprises sociales ou familiales.

Avec cette campagne Kickstarter, je suis très impatiente de créer la troisième collection qui vous transportera en Indonésie, ses îles, son batik et sa sérénité. Votre investissement nous servira à dessiner les imprimés de la nouvelle collection en explorant le batik, la photographie, le dessin.... ; à créer les échantillons de la gamme; à lancer publiquement la nouvelle collection en 2017 et également à produire notre ligne de papiers-peints et de tissu au mètre.

En participant à notre campagne, vous faites plus qu'aider une petite entreprise créative: vous faites partie du voyage et de l'aventure Kouamo! Notre marque n'en sera que PLUS forte! Vous êtes plus qu'un client, vous êtes un collaborateur Kickstarter et là est TOUTE la différence.

WHO IS KOUAMO? / QUI EST KOUAMO?

Kouamo was started by me, Julie. I am French Cameroonian and based in London. I am a textile designer-maker and my passion is to interlace stories from my travels and make them into textile prints. I grew up in North of France, Lille where there was a strong textile tradition and history and I finished my Printed Textiles education at Central Saint Martins in London, after studying Fashion and Textiles in Paris. Having graduated, I worked as a print technician at Central Saint Martins and a freelance designer for Designers Guild, Robert le Héros and Atom Designs.

Kouamo a été fondée par Julie (moi). Franco-camerounaise, habitant à Londres, je suis designer textile et ma passion est d'entrelacer les histoires de mes voyages et de les transformer en motifs textiles. Ayant grandi à Lille, dans le nord de la France, qui a une forte histoire et tradition textile, je me suis spécialisée dans l'impression textile à la Central Saint Martins School à Londres après avoir étudié la mode et le textile à LISAA à Paris.

That's me! Julie Kouamo in my Studio. C'est moi, Julie dans mon studio! Courtesy of Cockpit Arts - photographed by Alun Callender
That's me! Julie Kouamo in my Studio. C'est moi, Julie dans mon studio! Courtesy of Cockpit Arts - photographed by Alun Callender

The story started with a commission collection I designed for ABC Carpet and Home in New York and I realised that there was a market for soft furnishings inspired by travels and destinations.

I have, since then, designed 2 collections inspired by Bangou in Cameroon and Vinales in Cuba and designed capsule collections for Made.com and Swoon Editions

L'histoire commence par une commande de ABC Carpet and Home à Manhattan, NY pour une collection de coussins inspirée de l'architecture et des ponts de New York. Je me rends compte alors qu'il y a un marché pour une marque de décoration inspirée par les voyages.

Depuis j'ai dessiné deux collections inspirées de Bangou au Cameroun et de Vinales à Cuba et 'designer' deux collections capsule pour Made.com et Swoon Editions:

Juliette Bench with Kouamo Fabric / Banc Juliette avec un tissu Kouamo
Juliette Bench with Kouamo Fabric / Banc Juliette avec un tissu Kouamo
Optic collection for Made.com / Collection Optic pour Made.com
Optic collection for Made.com / Collection Optic pour Made.com

THE DESIGN PROCESS / LE PROCÉDÉ DE CRÉATION

I create each collection using memories from far away destinations and showing a different side to them using photographs, sketches and illustrations as well as working with printing techniques specific to the culture there. I experiment and combine many processes: traditional screen and modern digital printing, resist dyeing technique to create unique and colourful collections.

Je crée chaque collection en utilisant mes carnets de voyage, mes photos et mes illustrations, avec la volonté de faire découvrir un autre visage du pays visité, en travaillant avec les techniques d'impression spécifiques à chaque culture. J'expérimente et mélange plusieurs procédés: sérigraphie, impression numérique, teinture etc... pour créer des collections uniques et colorées.

Research / Recherches
Research / Recherches
Choosing a colour palette / Choisir une palette de couleurs
Choosing a colour palette / Choisir une palette de couleurs
Digital fabrics / Impressions numériques
Digital fabrics / Impressions numériques

OUR DRIVING FORCE: OUR VALUES AND PASSION / NOTRE MOTIVATION: NOS VALEURS ET NOTRE PASSION

The natural world and people near, far and around the globe are important to us. We work hard to ensure that everything we do is as ethical as it can be and to make our customers happy. Our artisan products are beautifully made and made to last - with the finest materials, hand finishing and detailing. 

As well as designing and sampling new prints in the studio, we are proud to work with HEBA, a London based Social Enterprise who assist with producing our cushions. We also work with small independent family businesses such as Autumn Down and designer-makers like Novella Bookbinding. All of our work in handcrafted in the UK, with the exception of our specialist velvets which are printed in France.

L'environnement et les peuples du monde, proches ou lointains, sont importants pour nous. L'équipe et moi travaillons pour que tout ce que nous faisons soit le plus éthique possible et que nos clients soient satisfaits au mieux de nos services. Nos produits sont fabriqués avec la plus grande attention et sont faits pour durer - avec des matières de haute qualité et une finition à la main.

En plus du design et de l'échantillonnage de nos imprimés dans notre studio, nous sommes fières de travailler avec HEBA, une entreprise sociale londonienne qui nous accompagne dans notre production de coussins. Nous travaillons aussi avec des entreprises familiales, comme Autumn Down et des artisans comme Novella Bookbinding. Nos produits sont fabriqués en Grande-Bretagne à l'exception de nos velours imprimés en France.

Rani, seamstress at Autumn Down, sewing our cushions / Rani, couturière à Autumn Down
Rani, seamstress at Autumn Down, sewing our cushions / Rani, couturière à Autumn Down

THE LATEST COLLECTION / NOTRE FUTURE COLLECTION

Indonesia is the latest destination that I want to explore and share the tales of. Having discovered the way Javanese people use Batik in Yogyakarta, I want to take and play with this technique in this collection.

L'Indonésie est la dernière destination où j'ai pu voyagé et dont je souhaite partager les histoires. Ayant découvert comment les javanais utilisent le batik à Yogyakarta, je veux jouer avec cette technique pour cette collection.

Batik Tjantings
Batik Tjantings
Batik workshop / Atelier Batik
Batik workshop / Atelier Batik

Moreover I experienced the peacefulness of Buddhist and Hindu temples, the musicality and folklore of the Balinese dance and the majesty of the rice fields and the landscapes of the islands which are great inspirations for a new collections of wallpapers, fabrics and home accessories.

J'y ai également découvert la tranquillité des temples bouddhistes et hindouistes, la musicalité et le folklore des danses balinaises et la majesté des champs de riz et des paysages insulaires.

Rice Fields in Bali/ Champs de riz à Bali
Rice Fields in Bali/ Champs de riz à Bali
Pura Taman Saraswati temple
Pura Taman Saraswati temple
Balinese Dance / Danse Balinaise
Balinese Dance / Danse Balinaise

WHY DO WE NEED CROWDFUNDING? POURQUOI LE FINANCEMENT PARTICIPATIF?

Because we cannot reach the next level without YOU!

I believe a business is run by people for other people and crowdfunding answers that mindset: it is not just about the money it is about building a community (and our tribe), it is about support and it gives you a sense of ownership of the project. I believe that the brand will grow stronger with your input as well as your investment. By supporting us, you won't only be a customer but you will be a Kickstarter backer and that makes a HUGE difference for us! 

Why now? KOUAMO is ready to be seen: we have been working hard to build the brand, the website, putting systems in place for the past year. Producing a new collection will take about 6 months and we want to launch it beginning of 2017 so this is NOW or NEVER.

Parce que nous ne pouvons pas le faire sans VOUS!

Je crois en une entreprise à échelle humaine, faite pour des personnes par des personnes, et le financement participatif répond à cet état d'esprit. Au delà de votre contribution, votre participation à mon projet rendra la marque plus forte, plus humaine et répondra à VOS besoins. Maintenant vous êtes plus qu'un client, vous êtes un de nos Kickstarter contributeurs!

Pourquoi maintenant? Kouamo est prête: j'ai travaillé depuis un an au développement de la stratégie de la marque, du site internet et sur notre stratégie marketing...Produire une nouvelle collection prend environ 6 mois et je voudrais la lancer début 2017 donc c'est MAINTENANT ou JAMAIS!

AND WHY KICKSTARTER? ET POURQUOI KICKSTARTER?

For the 'all or nothing' approach. Being a passionate person, I give 100% to everything I do and it will be the same for this campaign: 100% or NOTHING!

Pour l'approche 'tout ou rien'. Je suis quelqu'un de passionnée qui se donne à 100% dans tout ce que j'entreprends et j'applique cette approche pour cette campagne: c'est 100% ou RIEN!

THE GOODIES / LES CONTREPARTIES

By backing this campaign you will become a member of our tribe, you will be part of this growing brand with great ambitions and you are investing in a company with ethical values, in quality products and in local production. The latest collection will launch officially in January 2017 but only you, our Kickstarters backers, will get to discover and pre-order the collection before anybody else, be able to give us your feedback about it and bring colours in your interiors.

La dernière collection sera officiellement lancée en janvier 2017 mais seulement vous, nos Kickstarter contributeurs, auront l'opportunité de la découvrir et de la commander en avant-première et de nous donner vos ressentis.

BE PART OF THE TRIBE / FAIRE PARTIE DE NOTRE TRIBU

BE PART OF OUR TRIBE / FAITES PARTIE DE NOTRE TRIBU
BE PART OF OUR TRIBE / FAITES PARTIE DE NOTRE TRIBU

Firstly you will get a warm fuzzy feeling inside telling you, you contributed to a growing and creative business, straight after that you instantly are part of our tribe, receiving updates, getting our free PDF colour guide and finally we will do a big shout out to you on our social media!

D'abord un sentiment de joie traversera tout votre corps, il vous dira que vous avez participé au développement d'une entreprise créative. Vous ferez partie instantanément de notre tribu, vous recevrez nos actualités et notre guide gratuit sur comment utiliser la couleur dans votre maison et enfin une dédicace sur nos réseaux sociaux!

THE WEB SHOUTOUT / LA DÉDICACE WEB

NOTRE DÉDICACE WEB
NOTRE DÉDICACE WEB

You still get the warm and fuzzy feeling, a social media shout out and in addition you will have your name (and link to your website if you have one) on our special web page dedicated to our backers on our website!

Faites partie de notre tribu. En plus, vous aurez votre nom (et un lien sur votre site internet si vous en avez un) sur notre page internet consacrée aux contributeurs. 

THE 'COLOUR RUN' NAME /  VOTRE NOM POUR LA COURSE AUX COULEURS

THE COLOUR RUN NAME / VOTRE NOM POUR NOTRE COURSE COULEURS (Picture by Colour run Australia)
THE COLOUR RUN NAME / VOTRE NOM POUR NOTRE COURSE COULEURS (Picture by Colour run Australia)

You will still get the warm and fuzzy feeling, the PDF guide and a social media shout out but in addition you will get your name printed onto Julie's T-shirt for the her colour run.

What is a Colour Run? Thousands of Colour Runners start the day in a white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at each kilometre of the 5K course. All about colours and fun!

Faites partie de notre tribu, la dédicace web, mais en plus nous inscrirons votre nom sur notre T-shirt pour notre course 'Colour Run'

THE 'COLOUR RUN' THROW / LE JET DE COULEURS

Photo par Colour Run
Photo par Colour Run

All of the above (warm fuzzy feeling, Twitter shout out...) and in addition to your name on Julie's T-shirt for the Colour Run, you get to cheer and throw colours at her (or get someone else to do if for you if you are not in the country) while she is running!!

Faites partie de notre tribu, la dédicace Web, votre nom pour la course aux couleurs ET vous aurez la possibilité d'encourager Julie et de lui lancer les couleurs (soit vous soit quelqu'un d'autre si vous n'êtes pas dans le pays) pendant qu'elle court.

THE NOTEBOOK / LE CARNET

THE NOTEBOOK / LE CARNET
THE NOTEBOOK / LE CARNET

This A5 notebook will accompany you everywhere. Printed in England out of recycled materials it contains 36 sheets of lined paper with one of our beautiful new collection prints as cover. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the designs available and you will get to choose which one you want.

Ce carnet A5 vous accompagnera partout. Imprimé en Angleterre, sur du papier recyclé, contenant 36 pages lignées avec un de nos imprimés en tant que couverture. Une fois le projet financé, nous vous enverrons un email avec les différents designs disponibles et vous choisirez celui que vous voulez.

THE NOTEBOOK SET / LE LOT DE TROIS CARNETS

THE NOTEBOOK SET / LE LOT DE 3 CARNETS
THE NOTEBOOK SET / LE LOT DE 3 CARNETS

The set includes 3 x A5 notebooks, each covered in a different signature print from the new collection. Covered in heavyweight uncoated paper, they contain each 36 pages ready to be filled with your own colourful stories, sketches, inspirations or shopping lists.

Ce lot de 3 carnets A5 vous accompagnera partout. Imprimés en Angleterre, sur du papier recyclé, ils contiennent chacun 36 pages prêtes à être remplies de vos histoires, vos dessins, vos pensées, vos listes de courses...

THE TRAVEL JOURNAL SET / LE CARNET DE VOYAGE (et accessoires)

THE TRAVEL JOURNAL SET / LE CARNET DE VOYAGE ET SES ACCESSOIRES
THE TRAVEL JOURNAL SET / LE CARNET DE VOYAGE ET SES ACCESSOIRES

GET READY TO TRAVEL! Collect your memories, stories, plane tickets, maps... in this beautiful hand-crafted Kouamo journal. Upcycling exquisite Kouamo fabrics using traditional bookbinding tools and techniques no two journals are exaclty the same. One will sent to you at random with 3 enveloppes to send postcards and a Kouamo pen to write your stories.

Prêt(e) à voyager? Rassemblez vos souvenirs, vos histoires, vos tickets d'avion, vos cartes... dans ce beau carnet de voyage KOUAMO. Recyclant les tissus inutilisés et faisant appel à des techniques de reliure artisanale, il n'y a pas deux carnets identiques. Une fois le projet financé, nous vous enverrons un carnet au hasard avec 3 enveloppes (pour envoyer vos cartes postales) et un stylo Kouamo pour écrire vos histoires.

THE KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION NOTEBOOK / L'ÉDITION LIMITÉE DE CARNETS

THE 'KICKSTARTER' LIMITED EDITION / L'ÉDITION LIMITÉE KICKSTARTER
THE 'KICKSTARTER' LIMITED EDITION / L'ÉDITION LIMITÉE KICKSTARTER

Be part of our Kickstarter limited edition notebooks: 20 designs will be created specifically for this Kickstarter campaign. Each design will be inspired by one of you and your travels! Send us a picture from your trip, be part our Limited Notebooks collection and get your own travel-inspired notebook sent to YOU!

Prenez part à notre édition limitée de carnets spéciale Kickstarter : 20 designs seront conçus spécialement pour Kickstarter. Chaque design sera inspiré par vous et un de vos voyages! Envoyez nous une photo de votre voyage, faites partie de notre 'Collection Limitée Kickstarter' et obtenez votre propre carnet inspiré de votre histoire envoyé directement chez VOUS!

THE COTTON CUSHION / LE COUSSIN EN COTON

THE COTTON CUSHION/ LE COUSSIN EN COTON
THE COTTON CUSHION/ LE COUSSIN EN COTON

Choose a cotton cushion from our either BANGOU, VINALES or pre-order our newest collection at an unique price for our backers.

Choisissez un des coussins en coton de la collection BANGOU ou VINALES ou commandez en avant-première notre prochaine collection à un prix unique.

THE 'LUCKY DIP' CUSHION / LE COUSSIN TIRÉ AU SORT

THE 'LUCKY DIP' CUSHION / LE COUSSIN DE LA CHANCE
THE 'LUCKY DIP' CUSHION / LE COUSSIN DE LA CHANCE

TEMPT DESTINY! Enjoy a cushion chosen at random between all the lovely prints for all of our current collections.

Tentez votre chance! Laissez le destin choisir pour vous! Une fois le projet financé, nous vous enverrons un coussin tiré au sort parmi tous les designs et tailles que nous avons. 

THE LINEN CUSHION / LE COUSSIN EN LIN

THE LINEN CUSHION / LE COUSSIN EN LIN
THE LINEN CUSHION / LE COUSSIN EN LIN

Choose a linen cushion from our either BANGOU, VINALES or pre-order our newest collection at an unique price for our backers.

Choisissez un des coussins en lin de la collection BANGOU ou VINALES ou commandez en avance notre prochaine collection à un prix unique. 

CURATE OUR INSTAGRAM FEED FOR A DAY / DEVENEZ L'EDITEUR DE NOTRE FIL INSTAGRAM POUR UNE JOURNÉE

CURATE OUR INSTAGRAM FEED / ÉDITEZ NOTRE FIL INSTAGRAM
CURATE OUR INSTAGRAM FEED / ÉDITEZ NOTRE FIL INSTAGRAM

Curate our Instagram feed for the whole day: with a bit of our help and guidance we will let you take the lead on our travel images, makers stories for an entire day!! Only 10 available

Avec un peu d'aide et de conseils, nous vous laisserons prendre la main sur nos histoires de voyages sur notre Instagram pour une journée entière.

THE UNIQUE LINO-CUT ARTWORK / UNE UNIQUE PIÈCE DE LINOGRAVURE

THE ONE-OFF LINO CUT PIECE / LA PIÈCE DE LINO-GRAVURE
THE ONE-OFF LINO CUT PIECE / LA PIÈCE DE LINO-GRAVURE

Julie takes time and pride to carve these lino-cut pieces to create original designs for her collection. Be the proud owner of one of 10 unique lino artworks! Only 10 available

Julie prend du plaisir et du temps à graver ces pièces de lino pour créer des designs originaux pour ses collections. Soyez l'heureux et fier propriétaire d'une pièce parmi 10 disponibles .

THE SILK OR VELVET CUSHION / LE COUSSIN EN SOIE OU EN VELOURS 

THE SILK or VELVET CUSHION / LE COUSSIN EN SOIE OU VELOURS
THE SILK or VELVET CUSHION / LE COUSSIN EN SOIE OU VELOURS

Choose a silk or velvet cushion from our either BANGOU, VINALES or pre-order our newest collection at an unique price for our backers.

Choisissez un des coussins en soie ou en velours de la collection BANGOU ou VINALES ou commandez en avance notre prochaine collection à un prix unique.

NAME THE PRINT / NOMMEZ UN IMPRIMÉ DE LA NOUVELLE COLLECTION

NAME THE PRINT / NOMMEZ UN IMPRIMÉ
NAME THE PRINT / NOMMEZ UN IMPRIMÉ

Team up with us to come up with an awesome name for one of our prints for new collection. Only 3 are available and this is YOUR chance to be involved in our creative process!!!

Faites équipe avec Julie pour trouver un nom unique pour l'un des imprimés de la nouvelle collection. Seulement 3 sont disponibles donc c'est VOTRE chance de vous impliquer dans le processus de création!

THE WALLPAPER ROLL / LE ROULEAU DE PAPIER-PEINT

THE WALLPAPER ROLL / LE ROULEAU DE PAPIER PEINT
THE WALLPAPER ROLL / LE ROULEAU DE PAPIER PEINT

Designed and printed in the UK, our artisan wallpapers are perfect to give colour and stories into your home. Easy to put up with the 'Paste the Wall' technique, our collections have a range of all over and placed patterns.

Crées et imprimés en Grande-Bretagne, nos papiers-peints artisanaux sont parfaits pour donner de la couleur et raconter des histoires dans votre maison.

THE 'LUCKY DIP' CUSHION SET / LE LOT DE COUSSINS (TIRÉ AU SORT)

THE LUCKY DIP CUSHION SET / LE LOT DE TROIS COUSSINS TIRÉ AU SORT
THE LUCKY DIP CUSHION SET / LE LOT DE TROIS COUSSINS TIRÉ AU SORT

Enjoy a combination of three cushions chosen at random between all the lovely prints for all of our current collections. Your set will include a cotton, a silk and a velvet cushion. The entire set available at a £40 savings.

Tentez votre chance! Laissez le destin choisir pour vous! Une fois le projet financé, nous vous enverrons trois coussins (un en coton, un en lin et un en soie) tirés au sort parmi tous les designs et tailles que nous avons. Ce lot vous garantit une reduction de £40 (50€)

THE PRIVATE COLOUR CONSULTATION / VOTRE CONSULTATION PERSONNELLE COULEUR

THE PRIVATE COLOUR CONSULTATION  / UNE CONSULTATION PERSONNALISÉE - picture by Jamie Trounce
THE PRIVATE COLOUR CONSULTATION / UNE CONSULTATION PERSONNALISÉE - picture by Jamie Trounce

Julie will come to your home and advise you on how to use colours and how to create a colour scheme for your interior. She will spend an hour with you, talking about what you would like to achieve and giving your tips and tricks for your home (If you are based outside England we can work via Skype or with pictures)

Julie viendra chez vous et vous conseillera sur comment utiliser et créer une palette de couleurs pour votre intérieur. Elle passera une heure avec vous pour comprendre ce que vous voulez accomplir et vous donner des conseils et des astuces pour votre maison. (Si vous habitez en dehors de Londres, Julie prendra rendez-vous via Skype our Facetime)

THE CUSHION SET / LE LOT DE TROIS COUSSINS

THE CUSHION SET / LE LOT DE TROIS COUSSINS
THE CUSHION SET / LE LOT DE TROIS COUSSINS

Enjoy a combination of three cushions between all of our current collections. Choose between all fabrics, all sizes and prints to create the perfect cushion combination for your interior.

Choisissez une combinaison de trois coussins parmi toutes nos collections, toutes les tailles et toutes les matières.

THE PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AT COCKPIT ARTS / UNE EXPERIENCE SHOPPING PERSONNALISÉE A COCKPIT ARTS

THE PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE / L'EXPERIENCE SHOPPING PERSONNALISÉE - picture by Jamie Trounce
THE PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE / L'EXPERIENCE SHOPPING PERSONNALISÉE - picture by Jamie Trounce

Normally closed to the public, Cockpit arts is a working studio space in the heart of London. Each bespoke experience is created for and with YOU ensuring a very special visit to COCKPIT ARTS. Enjoy a champagne reception for 4 people, exclusive access to a selection of designer-makers in their studio (from jewellers to fashion designer, guitar makers, milliners or textile designers) with the opportunity to purchase beautiful, hand-crafted product before anyone else. Once the project is funded we will send you an email with the different themes and designer-makers that you can visit and then we will be working with you on the perfect private shopping experience.

 Normalement fermé au public, Cockpit Arts est un lieu rempli de studios créatifs au coeur de Londres. Nous vous garantirons un accès unique à une sélection de designers dans leur studio suivant une thématique choisie par vous avec la possibilité d'acheter des produits originaux en dehors de l'afflux des journées Portes ouvertes.

THE BESPOKE FABRIC OR WALLPAPER / LE TISSU OU PAPIER-PEINT SUR-MESURE

THE BESPOKE FABRIC OR WALLPAPER / LE PAPIER-PEINT SUR-MESURE
THE BESPOKE FABRIC OR WALLPAPER / LE PAPIER-PEINT SUR-MESURE

Get yourself a unique KOUAMO bespoke piece of fabric or wallpaper for your home. Julie will work with you to create a unique and beautiful piece of fabric (5m) that can be used as a wall hanging, curtains, upholstery or anything you would like to be or wall covering (1 roll) printed in the UK only unique to you.

Voici l'opportunité d'obtenir votre tissu ou papier peint sur mesure. Julie sera à vos côtés pour créer ce motif unique pour vos rideaux, sofa etc... ou vos murs et le développer dans un tissu de 5m ou un rouleau de papier-peint.

THE CUSTOM EXPERIENCE / L'EXPERIENCE PERSONNALISÉE

THE CUSTOM EXPERIENCE / L'EXPÉRIENCE PERSONNALISÉ
THE CUSTOM EXPERIENCE / L'EXPÉRIENCE PERSONNALISÉ

Enjoy the private consultation experience but you will get 2h with Julie, then get your bespoke fabric and bespoke wallpaper for your interior and choose three complementary products from the three collections. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with dates so we can make an appointment (in the studio or Via Skype) to start talking about your very own KOUAMO project.

En plus de la consultation couleur personnelle (qui sera de 2h), vous bénéficierez de votre tissu ou papier-peint sur mesure (ci-dessus), et choisirez trois produits parmi les trois collections.

THE LONDON EXPERIENCE / L'EXPERIENCE LONDONIENNE

THE LONDON EXPERIENCE / L'EXPÉRIENCE LONDONIENNE
THE LONDON EXPERIENCE / L'EXPÉRIENCE LONDONIENNE

Enjoy all of the CUSTOM EXPERIENCE, plus the PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, be a VIP at our Cockpit Arts Christmas Open studios in December and spend time in the beautiful British capital at Christmas time. 

Profitez de L'EXPERIENCE et du SHOPPING PERSONNALISÉS, soyez VIP à nos journées portes ouvertes de Noël et profitez de Londres à Noël.

THE TIMELINE 

LE CALENDRIER

HOW WILL WE SPEND THE INVESTMENT

COMMENT NOUS ALLONS UTILISER VOTRE INVESTISSEMENT 

Thanks to you all and particularly to Antonio Covelo for his help in filming the video, to Thomas Gerard for editing and to Dana and David from Cockpit Arts for helping me putting this campaign together!

Merci à vous et particulièrement à Dana et David de Cockpit Arts pour leur aide à créer la campagne, à Antonio Covelo pour son aide pendant le tournage de la vidéo, à Thomas Gerard pour le montage.

Risks and challenges

You will be able to choose your products, styles and sizes with our surveys once the prints are designed.

While this isn't our first time to produce, due to volume we may experience a few challenges in delivering the products:
We have never produced as many products as we are hoping to sell during this campaign. If our campaign is tremendously successful, we may need additional time to complete and deliver all rewards beyond our estimated delivery dates. We expect to deliver in November but in any case, all of our backers will receive regular updates straight from our studio as we believe communication is key in any project.

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Nous n'avons jamais fabriqué autant de produits que nous espérons vendre pendant cette campagne. Si cette campagne est réussie, nous aurons peut-être besoin de plus de temps pour terminer et livrer toute notre production.

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    THE COLOUR RUN NAME

    You will still get the warm and fuzzy feeling and a twitter shout out but in addition you will get your name onto the T-shirt we are gonna use for our colour run.

    What is a Colour Run?
    Thousands of Colour Runners start the day in a white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at each kilometre of the 5 K course.

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    THE WEB SHOUTOUT

    You still get the warm and fuzzy feeling, a social media shout out and your name on our special web page dedicated to our backers on our website!

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    THE COLOUR RUN THROW

    All of the above (warm fuzzy feeling, Twitter shout out...) and in addition to your name on our T-shirt for the Colour Run, you get to cheer and throw colours at us (or get someone else to do if for you if you are not in the country).

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    THE NOTEBOOK

    This A5 notebook will accompany you everywhere. Printed in England out of recycled materials it contains 36 sheets of plain paper with one of our beautiful new collection prints as cover. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the 6 designs available and you will get to choose which one you want.

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    THE NOTEBOOK SET

    The set includes 3 x A5 notebooks, each covered in a different signature print from the new collection. Covered in heavyweight uncoated paper, they contain each 36 pages ready to be filled with your own colourful stories, sketches, inspirations or lists.
    Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the 6 designs available and you will get to choose which 3 you want.

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    THE TRAVEL JOURNAL SET

    Collect your memories, stories, plane tickets, maps in this beautiful hand-cafted Kouamo journal. Upcycling exquisite Kouamo fabrics using traditional bookbinding tools and techniques no two journals are exaclty the same. One will sent to you at random with 3 enveloppes to send postcards and a pen to write your stories

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    THE KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION NOTEBOOK

    Be part of our Kickstarter limited edition notebooks: 10 designs will be created specifically for this Kickstarter campaign. Each design will be inspired by one of you! Send us a picture from your travel, be part our Limited Notebooks collection and get your own notebook for FREE

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    THE COTTON CUSHION: (RRP £65 / Save up more than 10%)

    Grab a cushion (cover) from our either Bangou, Vinales or our newest collection at an unique price for our backers. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the different prints and sizes so you can choose the perfect one for your home.

    Cushion 45 x 45cm or 30 x 40cm
    Front Fabric: Cotton
    Back Fabric: Linen

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    THE 'LUCKY DIP' CUSHION

    Try your luck and grab a cushion from either Bangou, Vinales or our neweet collection. Handcrafted and digitally printed in the UK, we will pick at random one cover from all the designs available once the project is succesful and send it to YOU.

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    THE LINEN CUSHION: (RRP £79 / Save up 10%)

    Grab a cushion (cover) from our either Bangou, Vinales or our newest collection at an unique price for our backers. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the different prints and sizes so you can choose the perfect one for your home.

    Cushion 45 x 45cm or 30 x 40cm
    Front Fabric: mix Cotton Linen
    Back Fabric: Linen

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    CURATE OUR INSTAGRAM FEED

    Curate our Instagram feed for the whole day: with a bit of our help and guidance we will let you take the lead on our travel images, makers stories for an entire day!!

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    THE UNIQUE LINO-CUT ARTWORK

    Get a one-off unique lino cut piece carved by us and used in our collections.

    The lino artwork will be for your personal use only and you won't be able to use it for commercisl purposes as we still hold the copyright of the design

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    THE SILK or VELVET CUSHION (RRP £89 / Save up 20%)

    Grab a cushion (cover) from our either Bangou, Vinales or our newest collection at an unique price for our backers. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the different prints and sizes so you can choose the perfect one for your home.

    Cushion 45 x45cm
    Silk cover Front Fabric: Mix cotton silk Back: Silk Duppion
    Velvet cover Front and Back Fabric: Cotton Velvet

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    NAME THE PRINT

    Collaborate with us to come up with an awesome name for one of our prints from the new collection prints

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    THE WALLPAPER ROLL

    Designed and printed in the UK, our artisan wallpapers are perfect to give colour and stories into your home. Easy to put up with the 'Paste the Wall' technique, our collections have a range of all over prints and. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the different wallpaper patterns and finishes available and you can choose which one you want for your home.

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    THE 'LUCKY DIP' CUSHION SET

    Enjoy a combination of three cushions chosen at random between all the lovely prints for all of our current collections. Your set will include a cotton, a silk and a velvet cushion cover. The entire set available at a £40 savings.

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    THE PRIVATE COLOUR CONSULTATION (1H)

    Julie will come to your home and advise you on how to use colours and how to create a colour scheme for your interior. (If you are based outside England we can work via Skype or with pictures)

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    THE CUSHION SET

    Enjoy a combination of three cushions covers between all of our current collections. Choose between all fabrics, all sizes and prints to create the perfect cushion combination for your interior. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with the different options for you to choose the best combination for your home.

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    THE PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

    Normally closed to the public Cockpit arts is a working studio space in the heart of London. Each bespoke experience is created for and with YOU ensuring a very speciaL visit to COCKPIT ARTS. Enjoy a champagne reception for 4 people, exclusive access to a selection of designer-makers in their studio (from jewellers to fashion designer, guitar makers, milliners or textile designers) with the opportunity to purchase beautiful, hand-crafted product before anyone else. Once the project is funded we will send you an email with the different themes and designer-makers that you can visit and then we will be working with you on the perfect private shopping experience.

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    THE BESPOKE FABRIC or WALLPAPER

    Get yourself a unique bespoke piece of fabric or wallpaper for your home. Julie will work with you to create a unique and beautiful piece of fabric that can be used as a wall hanging, curtains, upholstery or anything you would like to be or wall covering, printed in the UK and using sustainable ink only unique to you.

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    THE CUSTOM EXPERIENCE

    Enjoy the private consultation experience but you will get 2h with Julie, then get your bespoke fabric (5m) and bespoke wallpaper (1 roll) for your interior and choose three complementary products from the three collections. Once the project is successful we will send you an email with dates so we can make an appointment (in the studio or Via Skype), and with a survey for you to choose between our sizes, fabrics and prints.

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    THE LONDON EXPERIENCE

    Enjoy all of the CUSTOM EXPERIENCE, the PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, and be a VIP at our Cockpit Arts Christmas Open studios

    Airfare/visas not included

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Funding period

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