The Yoishu daybed by designer Inge Lagae in collaboration with textile designer Isabelle Yamamoto
Inge Lagae’s designs are inspired by her travelling the world and the people she has met and worked with. Above all, however, she is amazed and energized by beautiful materials and the handicraft from different cultures, like the French and Italian traditional ebonists and the architects and artists who have crossed her path. In 2020, she met French textile designer Isabelle Yamamoto. Their common love for Japanese culture has led to the collaboration on the Yoishu daybed for the KANA collection.
The futon and pillow were created by Yamamoto specifically for this lounger in limited edition.
The vintage fabrics are collected in the east of Europe while the new-woven textiles are made by the Himalayan women community who are trained in hemp farming. The hemp farms empower the women and gives them a platform to sell theirhandcrafted fabrics at fair prices. KANA loves and cares about these hardworking women who are already very beautiful in appearance and at heart but now they are making the world a better place by promoting the most sustainable plant on earth. The variations in the yarn and natural color of truly natural hemp fabric gives these hemp textiles their timeless beauty and style.
The Yoishu daybed will be exhibited by GARDE Gallery at the Salonny, the New York fair for art and collectible design, from November 10th – 14th 2022.