Friday, November 20, 2015

Nuno Textiles in Tokyo, Japan

I am a great fan of Nuno Textiles, an innovative textile design and manufacturing company in Japan. The driving force behind Nuno is Reiko Sudo. I had seen her talk at a Convergence (weaving conference) several years ago, and was so intrigued with the philosophy and design of their fabrics. They combine traditional weaving techniques with new fibers and technologies to create the most unique fabrics you have ever seen. And, at times, hand operations (meaning, truly by hand) are involved in the textiles.

I was honored to meet Reiko in their main Tokyo store and she allowed me to take photos of their fabrics to share with my students, and of course, here on my blog.


 Here is a fabric that now resides in my fabric collection. It is like a stained glass, with a window pane effect. The top black layer is actually cut away.
Fabric
closeup

 Next, we have a scarf (also now in my personal collection), with closeup.
Felted Fiber Scarf
Detail
And now.. a fabric made by mounting small pieces of other Nuno fabrics on the surface.

yardage

closeup

This fabric is woven in such a way that it has a puckered surface.

yardage

detail

Finally, how about an embroidery..
yardage

embroidery

Nuno creates fabrics for interiors as well as clothing. They have been featured in numerous exhibits and museums, and are well known in the Fiber Arts world.

Here is a great Youtube link if you would like to see more.



NUNO TOKYO
Open: 11:00 - 19:00Holidays - 18:30Closed Sunday
Tel: 
03-3582-7997
B1F AXIS Bldg., 5-17-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032
E-mail: info@nuno.com

A U.S. office also exists, if you are interested to purchase fabrics here in the United States.

Material Things
Online store at www.nunoonline.com
P.O. Box 400, La Jolla, CA 92038
T: 858-488-2000
F: 858-488-2002




1 comment:

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