ABOUT US

Kam Ce Kam is a furniture and interiors brand born from a passion for innovative design conceived through traditional methods of manufacturing.

From the material to the making, the story is one of passion and integrity, coupled with a genuine desire to revive the heritage of Indian craft; in a considered, conscious and contemporary manner.

Creative director of the brand and designer of the launch collection, Jehanara Knowles, grew up between New Delhi and London, fuelling her passion for the fusion of tradition in her early years.

Kam Ce Kam is co-founded by interior architect, designer and property developer Shalini Misra, founder of the multi-award winning interior design practice Shalini Misra Limited.

“Kam Ce Kam translates to ‘At the very least’ in Hindi and this has become the brand’s philosophy: ‘At the very least’ we encourage people to acquaint themselves with crafts rooted in the history of traditional culture by creating designs that relate to their every-day living.”

Jehanara Knowles

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“It is our responsibility to uplift craftspeople in the development of consciously manufactured pieces, pairing it with honest materials and cutting-edge design.”

Each piece is inspired by a component of traditional craft whilst telling the story of the maker and the materials used. Beginning with the skilled history behind the artisan, the designs incorporate age-old techniques such as cane weaving and stone carving. It continues onto the materials where timber, stone, leather and cane are organically fused with seat pads filled with coir and table-tops created from marble offcuts.

A conscious drive to utilise natural and sustainably sourced materials lies at the heart of Kam Ce Kam’s production. Visually, the pieces respond to pieces seen in the colonial era, adapted to suit today’s contemporary lifestyle. It is a perfect medley of the cultures of India and Britain, being brought to life in the 21st century.

Exuding an esteemed quality, the collection finds beauty in the simplicity of form and the strong emphasis on the purity of materiality.

Showcasing craft and techniques that have evolved over time, the Kam Ce Kam design ethos represents a new style of craft for today’s generation. Constantly striving for timeless beauty and quality that is born out of a desire for tradition and innovation, these pieces hold within them stories dating back generations and are designed and made to last for generations to come.
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HOW WE WORK

The Kam Ce Kam is all about celebrating the resource of craft and materials in India.

Indian materiality with a contemporary design ideology, each piece in this collection is a celebration of a local craft or material revitalised through a modern aesthetic.

‘At the very least’ we are developing a way for people to visualise possibility in crafts which are rooted in the history of traditional culture; hand carved solid timber, carefully moulded marble, brass, stitched leather, hand-made ceramics  and intricate weaves are the starting point for the pieces in this collection.

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Kam ce Kam
Kam ce Kam