Art Design

Hiroko Takeda Weaves Chairs Now

All images courtesy of the artist.

New York–based Japanese textile artist Hiroko Takeda is known in her creative community for material inventiveness and quiet strength. Her recent experiment with Toronto-based multi-disciplinary designer Paolo Ferrari led to the creation of the Ame chair, a handwoven functional art piece that features a shaggy back made of strands of natural fibers that drape elegantly down to the floor. The elegant cross-practice collaboration not only demonstrates Takeda’s proficiency in her own craft, but her seamless adaptability, too. 

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