Sunday, 16 December 2012

JONNA X KANGAN - Screen printed homewares

This chilly morning, we chat to Jonna and Kangan about their business and what inspires their beautiful screen printed creations.

What is name and background behind your company? 
JONNA X KANGAN - the name is combination of our names, Jonna Saarinen & Kangan Arora. We met whilst studying textiles at Central St Martins back in 2006 and decided to join forces this summer to produce our first screen printed collection of home wares. 

Where are you based? 
South London 

How long have you been in business for? 
As a collective since this summer, but we both have been individually practicing for a few years now. 

What do you love most about living in London? 
The vibrance of the city, and the fact that you can discover something new and exciting every day. London is also perfect for networking. 

Who or what inspires you? 
It can be anything from a great exhibition to colourful food packaging, inspiration can be found everywhere. Also every day life in our home countries Finland & India - we have mixed those two cultures into our own heritage, Finndia! 

What advice would you give designers starting out? 
Follow your heart and network! 

What is new for your company? 
We are working on getting a premises for our studio... thinking of new products for the christmas period!

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