Textiles are pretty powerful—they can completely transform a space by infusing freshness and interest wherever they're applied. For uber-cool textile designer Nasozi Kakembo (who also happens to be one of our super talented House Tour contributors), it turns out they can be life-changing in other ways, too. Her array of handmade textiles from her xNasozi brand combine artistry with philanthropy in one fell swoop.
First, 11 Quick Questions with Nasozi Kakembo of xNasozi:
From Dutch wax prints to West African indigos, Nasozi's worldly fabrics are both soothing and electrifying, as she perfectly merges high-octane color and peaceful neutrals. Above and beyond fashioning home decor items that amplify interiors, this Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, creative sees opportunity through her artistry to help the lives of others: Nasozi contributes a portion of her proceeds to an orphanage school in her hometown in Uganda. With paintbrush in hand and scissors at her side, Nasozi is making this world a better place one pillow at a time. Let's see where she makes it all happen…
Textiles abound in Nasozi's Brooklyn studio.
Check out xNasozi's new Fall look book. It's full of gorgeous and inspiring products and stories.
A peek into the process of making the ONDA African wax print pillow.
Inspired by the linear works of architect, urbanist and product designer LeCorbusier, the LeCorb pillow is handpainted on mudcloth imported from Mali.
Each xNasozi throw pillow is hand painted and unique in its own way.
This mudcloth-cloaked industrial bench is welcome in our foyers anytime.