At Paris Maison & Objet 2015, Takaokaya will present new handcrafted cushion collections inspired by Kyoto’s millennia in-the-making weaving and dyeing culture. As last year, we’ll be in the exclusive ‘Haute Couture interiors’ Hall 7 (Scènes d’intérieur Gallery) at Stand C178, January 23-27, 2015. We hope to see you there! Connect with Takaokaya on social media: Facebook, Twitter and […]
Once again Takaokaya will be at Maison et Objet Paris, January 23-27, 2015. As last year, we’ll be in the exclusive ‘Haute Couture interiors’ Hall 7. Nanako is hard at work designing our booth and I thought the world should get to see her lovely sketch! We’ll have a formal announcement in the near future […]
Today the International Business Development Team (Nanako and Michael) here at Takaokaya visited our itajime shibori dye artisan’s workshop in Kyoto. Nagakawa-san is the second generation in his family to be a shibori dye artisan, starting at age 18, he now has more than 50 years of experience in this unusual shaped-resist dye technique in […]
Takaokaya will be at the Tokyo International Gift Show, 2014. Be sure to visit our booth and see our latest products. Our booth number is 3185-86. See you at Tokyo Big Sight! Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) September 3-5, 2014 10 am to 6 pm (closes at 5 pm on final day)
Today the International Business Development Team (Nanako and Michael) here at Takaokaya visited our weaving partner in Nishijin, Kyoto’s historic weaving district. This traditional workshop weaves the unique silk for our one-of-a-kind Nishijin Silk Ojami Cushion Collection, featured in this recent ‘Kutsurogi’ blog article.
It looks like camouflage to us — but it isn’t! What is ‘funzoe’? While we are just in the prototyping stage, we just wanted to let you know about a new collection that we are developing with Izutsu, a Kyoto textile house with 310 years of experience in the finest Japanese brocades — used for Buddhist […]
Introducing our one-of-a-kind Ojami cushions in 7 contemporary patterns of luxurious Kyoto silk.
Takaokaya was featured in Malaysian newspaper The Star! To pep up a 95-year-old futon business, a Kyoto company injects a modern twist into the good ol’ zabuton, aka floor cushions. The article explains the history and cultural context of zabuton cushions in Japan and the development of Takaokaya’s contemporary product range. Read The Star Online […]
Many thanks to everyone that visited our booth at Archidex 14! For those of you who were not able to make it to Kuala Lumpur, here are some photos of our popular booth. As with Maison et Objet in Paris, we greatly appreciate the very positive reception for our cushions and bedding handcrafted in Kyoto.
Takaokaya will be at Archidex 14. Visit our booth #8K243, Hall 8 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 25-28 June, 2014. Come and experience our handcrafted cushions!