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Sumi and Kyoto fabric by Camira

Camira launches Sumi and Kyoto fabric collections

Dezeen Showroom: UK textile maker Camira has launched Sumi and Kyoto, a pair of fabrics that combine Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics.

Sumi is named for Japanese ink paintings and is made of worsted wool fabric, woven from fine marl yarns to create a subtle graduated colour.

Sumi and Kyoto fabric by Camira
Sumi is named after Japanese ink brush painting

Kyoto, named after the temple-filled Japanese city, has a pattern of broken checks. Strands of yard are printed to create gradation and woven through the fabric to create a "fluid and fluctuating" design.

"With this collection, we really sought to create a textile pairing that reflected the reduced aesthetics of the Scandinese movement," said Camira head of creative Lynn Kingdon.

Sumi and Kyoto fabric by Camira
A broken grid pattern features on the Kyoto fabric

Scandinese, or Japandi, is a portmanteau describing the interiors trend for combining influences from Japan and Scandinavian countries.

"Understated and elegantly refined, Sumi and Kyoto are truly perfect textiles for the new 'less is more' world we're emerging into," added Kingdon.

Sumi and Kyoto fabric by Camira
Sumi and Kyoto are designed to mix and match

The Sumi and Kyoto fabrics are available in six different grey and brown shades that can be mixed and matched for added effect to make curtains, drapes, upholstery, wall coverings or acoustic panels.

Camira was founded in 1974 in Huddersfield, England.

Product: Sumi and Kyoto
Brand: Camira
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Sumi and Kyoto fabric by Camira
Sumi and Kyoto fabric by Camira
Sumi and Kyoto fabric by Camira