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Camira Knit

Sumi & Kyoto

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Sumi - simplicity in its most sophisticated form

Taking its name from monochromatic Japanese ink painting, Sumi embodies simplicity of style with a functional, minimalist approach. Respecting the authenticity of natural materials and quality craftsmanship, the fabric is made from worsted woven wool using fine marl yarns. This creates subtle gradation in colour for heightened visual interest while retaining the purity of simple, clean lines. Cosy yet contemporary, the soft feel of this fabric invites a homely vibe into contract interiors whilst ensuring a luxurious finish with its tonal sophistication and appearance of luxury apparel. 

Sumi draws on the stylistic features of Japanese ink painting, which uses simple black ink and curated white space to capture the beauty and complexity of the natural world. The delicate brushstroke techniques of tonality and shading are all cleverly replicated in the fabric’s weave construction, worsted wool composition and mélange colouring. Simplicity in its most refined and sophisticated form.

Kyoto - a graceful geometric

Named after the Japanese city famous for its sublime gardens, palaces and classic Buddhist temples, Kyoto takes the stripped back Japandi inspired Sumi fabric and adds another layer of originality to create the perfect textile design pairing. The striated grid is woven using an innovative printed yarn which creates the fluid and fluctuating broken check. The graceful geometric pattern adds an extra design touch and complements the relaxed aesthetic of the lightly textured fabric. Colours work in harmony with Sumi for simplicity of coordination to create serene interiors befitting a garden, palace or temple.