At Maison et Objet 2014, Takaokaya introduced our Nishijin Silk Collection of Ojami cushions to a very favorable reception. This year, we will introduce three new remarkable collections. Here is a sneak peek.
Fantasy Fabric ― to Marvel at and Relax With
Our collaboration with Jakob Schlaepfer of Switzerland ― known for some of the most beautiful and innovative fabrics in the world ― created a 5 piece ‘precious’ collection. These luxurious Ojami cushions are jewel-like in both shape and color and sheen. The fabrics feature a riot of color and texture, combining meticulously woven, printed, foil-leafed, sequined and embroidered motifs.
Kyoto’s Historic Weaving & Dyeing Culture ― A Millenia in the Making
Back home in Kyoto, we have collaborated with two Kyoto textile brands to create contemporary collections using Kyoto’s distinctive weaving and dyeing culture.
Weaving: Funzoe Brocade
Izutsu Textiles has been a purveyor of the finest silk and gold brocade Buddhist priest robes for about 310 years in Kyoto. Our collaboration, called ‘Funzoe’ ― with more than 1000 years of history ― looks like camouflage but is actually a traditional Japanese textile and motif inspired by a priest’s robe that has been patched and repaired repeatedly over the course of a lifetime. Izutsu has woven these subtle colors in the finest silk on a unique loom that is only used for weaving fabric for summer robes. In addition to the look, the feel is sublime.
Dyeing: Yuzen Dye
Pagong is a contemporary Kyoto fashion label that has been dyeing fabric in the Kyoto Yuzen tradition since 1919. Pagong’s historic catalog of motifs were largely developed in the Taisho era (1912–1926), a time when Japan was becoming influenced by the West but was still distinctively Japanese. We’ve begun a collaboration with Pagong’s greatest hits, big, bold motifs that are timelessly traditional and contemporary. This collection uses thick, soft cotton fabric woven in Japan and is lovingly dyed by Pagong’s ‘Magnificent Five’ team of artisans that combined have more than 170 years of Yuzen dyeing experience!
See Our New Collections at Maison et Objet, Scènes d’Intérieur (Hall 7) in Paris, Jan. 23-27
Hall & Stand
Hall 7: Scènes d’Intérieur
Date & Time
23-27 January 2015, Paris Nord Villepinte
Friday to Monday: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
We look forward to seeing you again!
If you aren’t going to Maison et Objet but are interested in our new collections, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.