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Nuno Designing Textiles for the 21st Century

In 1984, Reiko Sudo co-founded Nuno Corporation with Junichi Arai, specializing in the design, production and sale of functional, innovative fabrics. She is Nuno’s director and principal designer. Nuno’s works are in numerous permanent museum collections throughout the world, including a couple of dozen at New York’s MOMA. Inspired by the look of rubber bands on a magazine in a sunny window, Nuno devised a process using resin dyed to...

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Makiko Shigeta Contemporary Kimono Artist

Kimono with Sushi motif. Both a university-trained artist and a traditional wax resist silk dyer, Makiko Shigeta is helping to redefine kimono aesthetics for the 21st century. Kimono with modern cityscape motif. Whereas the Japanese world of kimono art ranges from yuzen cherry blossoms created with dye applied with tiny brushes using a paste resist to very complex, three dimensional weaving, Shigeta's clever portrayal of every day...

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