Japanese Style at Ruthin Craft Centre

24Apr12

http://www.japanseasonwales.com/gallery-1/

Reiko Sudo

Nuno textiles was founded in 1984 and since 1987 Reiko Sudo, as Artistic Director, has steered Nuno to a position of pre-eminence in Japan and internationally. This exhibition shows how Nuno designs respond to the human form and how Nuno works with textile producers to create designs that reflect the importance of cloth for protecting and adorning the body as well as creating social well being.

The textiles are shown within an environment specially created for the exhibition, which includes an element created from Washi paper made by the young paper maker Satoshi Hasegawa. Made from sustainable sources and donated to the exhibition by the Mino City Government, Gifu Province, the paper is integrated with Nuno fabric.

With sustainability at the heart of Nuno’s production values Nuno uses traditional techniques and recycled materials, re-interpreted with cutting edge technology for contemporary life. Reiko Sudo and her design team create some of the most innovative cloth being designed and produced in the world today.

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Kagure

Kagure, Urban Research is a Japanese ethical design initiative that specialises in working with crafts people whose practice has a strong commitment to sustainable development, and whose work reflects the traditions of the medium in which they work. They aim to lead a ‘local, sustainable life style, and a connection with the earth, even in the city’.

The exhibition follows the design philosophy of their Tokyo gallery by using recycled industrial timber to display indigo dyed textiles by Tomoko Suzuki; metal work by Yasuto Suzuki of Omoto; ceramics by Yasutake Konno, Chie Kodaka, Eiji Matsumuraand Morito Tatsuruhama; Iron and wood craft by Starnet and Takeshi Unno; wooden objects by Kei Kashiwagi; bamboo objects by Saya Okihara, Kazuho Shimomoto and Yoshiko Endo and baskets by Shoichi Nishiyama.www.kagure.jp/eng/

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