ABC Carpet and Home approached Kouamo at ICFF in New York about producing an exclusive cushion collection.
ABC’s aim is to create a shift in the retail paradigm through cause-related products that guide creative expression and celebrate individuality. They were drawn to a Kouamo wall-hanging design depicting Sydney Harbour Bridge and asked us to create a more local version highlighting bridges in New York.
We were very inspired by this brief and spend days photographing different details and angles of Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge. There was great scope to play with the graphic shapes, line, colour and texture and we made it our challenge to look at the bridges from new, fresh perspectives.
We were particularly captivated by the story of Brooklyn Bridge, where people attach engraved locks to show their eternal love to one another - a tradition also practiced in Paris to New York through London.
We were delighted with the resulting designs which capture the history, traditions and beauty of these extraordinary structures - the graphic lines of the cables and the soft and subtle nuances of the colours.