Designers 

Designers

Cochae

Cochae are Japan based design duo Ayahara Yosuke and Miki Takeda. Their design ethos is ’playing with play’. Cochae create colourful versions of traditional Japanese crafts, toys, origami and furoshiki.

Furoshiki in our collection

CRANE AND TURTLE AT MOUNT FUJI

FISHING FOR TEA

FOUR DOGS

SLOTH

MONKEY

BAT

LUCKY CAT

KABUKI DANCE

Kata Kata

Kata Kata are design duo Matsuyama Takeshi and Takai Chie. Their design studio is in Tokyo and where possible Kata Kata use plant based dyeing materials, some of which derive from seaweed, rice and soy. Their screen printed designs are playful and bright and often feature nature and animals.

 

Furoshiki in our collection

BEAR AND BIRD

CAT AND BIRD PINK

CAT AND BIRD GREEN / BLUE

Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) 

Hokusai was a Japanese artist who used woodblock printing methods. He is famous for his print series ‘Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji’ for which he is internationally renowned. Along with his views of Mount Fuji his iconic work The Great Wave of Kanazawa has been reproduced in print form worldwide

 

Furoshiki in our collection

RED FUJI HOKUSAI – SOUTH WIND, CLEAR SKY

48cm and 68cm

Yumeji Takehisa (1884 - 1934)

Painter and poet Yumeji Takehisa was born in Setouchi, Japan. Having limited success as a poet he began to draw pictures in the traditional Nihonga style (using traditional Japanese techniques and materials). Takehisha didn’t have any formal artistic training and was self-taught. He did not want to be part of or connected to the elitist artist culture that was prevalent in Japan at this time. His art was affordable and his themes focused on daily life. He was a revolutionary designer of his time and gained great popularity among ordinary people.

Furoshiki in our collection

BLACK CATS ON RED SQUARE

GREEN HERBS - DOKUDAMI

Kotoima

Contemporary Japanese furoshiki designer Kotoima (meaning ‘tradition now’) use traditional plants, flowers and motifs in their designs. Patterns are stylised, bold and eye-catching. 

Furoshiki in our collection

BLOSSOM

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