Isabelle Yamamoto's creations
The French artist Isabelle Yamamoto, who lives in Brussels, gives a new life to old textiles that she hunts down on her travels to make cushions with an elegant sobriety.
Isabelle Yamamoto's signature
Collaboration with KĀNA
The Yoishu series represents a unique fusion of tradition and contemporary design. Isabelle Yamamoto’s hand is evident in her exquisite crafting of the vintage hemp pillow and mattress she created for this Japanese inspired daybed, designed by Inge Lagae for the KĀNA collection.
All my creations are unique, entirely handmade, with vintage hemp found in Europe and more particularly in France and in the eastern Europe countries. All the hemp pieces sourced are on average between 50 and 120 years old. Once the hemp piece is cleaned and prepared, I decide either to keep it natural or to dye it in organic and natural, earthy colors.
Sensitive to the protection of our environment, and the questioning of overabundance and superfluity, I work in a sustainable and upcylcing approach. My goal is to give a second life to high quality fabrics, hand woven in an ancestral way, to pay tribute to the work of man.