Thermoplastic non woven fabric applied by Nendo
With the Milan Design Week ‘Senseware’ the exhibition of Tokyo Fiber was opened at the Triennale. With inspiring applications and designs by international designers and architects such as Shigeru Ban, Ross Lovegrove, Gwenael Nicolas and Kengo Kuma the Japanese textile industry showed the potential of its new inventions.
Applied as minimal lampshades
For the minimal lampshades the Japnaese design studio Nendo used the highly thermoplastic non woven fabric, invented by Asahi Kasei Corporation.
Carbon fibre chair designed by Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban´s carbon fibre chair consists of a thin aluminium frame and carbon fibres by Teijin Ltd.
Optical fibres in concrete by Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma´s installation is an application of optical fibres cast into concrete blocks. The fibres are produced by Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
A sculpture of a mono-filament by Yasuhiro Suzuki
This highly elastic mono-filament is produced by Toyobo Co., Ltd. and can be used as a cushioning material.
to the Tokyo Fiber website
Karimoku´s classic designs with Kimono fabrics by Jotaro Saito
The Japanese manufacturer Karimoku was founded in the 1940s in Kariya, in the suburbs of Nagoya. It is known for its classic designs, which are completely produced in Japan. The new fabrics Karimoku presented at this year´s Salone del Mobile are designed by the famous Kimono designer Jotaro Saito and are a smart combination of technical modern textiles and traditional Kimono patterns.
Traditional Kimono patterns on the back
The whole collection is produced with advanced computer technology and original Japanese craftsmanship
more Karimoku products @ Architonic