Inspiration and the designer

Founded by Rosemary Wain to satisfy the desire to design interiors that have character and personality by using interesting, different pieces, making the space a fulfilling environment, with pieces that are both beautiful and functional.

Bold pieces of art, vibrant designs and where art and lighting meet. Handmade and individually crafted in Britain, timeless pieces of style that will not date and will be ‘The Gem in the Room’ and enrich a room with a sense of luxury and individuality.

The Story

Kinkatou is the creation of Rosemary Wain, an international interior designer for many years. Clients have always wanted to include art and beautiful pieces within their design scheme, creating an interior of charm and individuality with handsome objects. What better than to assimilate a hand crafted piece of art with functional lighting.

Kinkatou brings definition and drama to a design scheme with lighting and to fulfill a growing need that has developed in modern interiors, where interior design is now all about creating an enticing mix of colour, art, pattern, textures and interesting objects.

Rosemary has a passionate interest in art, sculpture and ceramics, contemporary and traditional and have collected pieces from a variety of sources, artists, eras and styles, accumulating their own collection over the years. Rosemary went to Art College before practising as an interior designer and still spends some of her spare time drawing painting and sculpting and lino printing. Most pieces are sculpted and designed by her but the collection also includes sculptural works by other artists.

Cote d’ Azur Collection. Hand painted blue and white ceramic table lamps

Inspiration and Aims

Inspiration is drawn from examples as diverse as designs from the ancient, mid-century period and modern art. Inspiration comes from material found in contemporary collections, souks, flea markets, art galleries, museums, auction rooms, and nature.

The aim has been to create a collection that is varied, multifarious, prepossessing, iconic and eye catching in character, maybe a bit of fun, would complement a variety of locations, most definitely add some vivacity and charm to an interior with pieces of art that serve a functional role, and would be ‘The Gem in the Room’, aiming to create an interior that stands out from the crowd.

All of our products are made in Britain of the highest standard by artisans.

Bespoke Products

In addition to our collection, we customise our designs in different colours and sizes and undertake commissions for clients from design through to execution, we will design bespoke pieces for special projects. We offer many different fittings and finishes, and everything can be wired up to required international standards for export.