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Posts tagged as 'fabric'

A blow-up non woven fabric applied by Nendo

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 lamsahdes

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

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

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

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

Tue 28.4.

New fabrics for Karimoku

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.04.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Karimeko´s classic designs with Kimono fabrics by Jotaro Saito

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

Traditional Kimono patterns on the back

The whole collection is produced in original Japanese craftsmanship

The whole collection is produced with advanced computer technology and original Japanese craftsmanship

more Karimoku products @ Architonic

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