Pillow Talk

Since its founding in 2015 by costume designer Valerie Hellebaut and visual artist Stien Bekaert, Ghent based Studio Kan/o has produced two small collections of beautifully printed pillows.  Inspired by natural elements and textures, particularly marble, they strive to create organic and original patterns. 

The pillow prints are formed through an antithetic artistic process, both precise and random. First they meticulously drop paint into a tub of water mixed with plant extract oils. Following this, a 100% cotton fabric is laid into the water, absorbing the splashes of paint. The result is a design resembling something between polished marble and raw volcanic rock. 

Because each piece of fabric absorbs the paint differently, each pillow case design is unique without even the possibility of exact recreation. Not only are the pillows one-of-a-kind but it’s an entirely Belgian enterprise. All of their products, which include throw pillows, floor pillows and seating units, are hand-made in Belgium.  

You can find them at Showroom 144 in Brussels, Ydee Design House Ghent, and Salon Divers in Antwerp as well as online

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