Visiting Mouryou’s workshop to research material and technique.
The shuttle that weaves the weft through the warp.
Observing the weaving process.
Thred dyed in many colors.
Wool, the raw material of homespun.
Carding technique that prepares the direction of the fibres.
Mixing 2 kinds of wool.
Masako Mouryou (Art and Textile Workshop)
After studying dyeing at university, she learned the techniques used for making homespun. At present, she is responsible for the entire process of dyeing, spinning, and weaving while respecting the regionalism of the Tohoku area, especially the cities of Miyako and Morioka in Iwate Prefecture, while working as an artist pursing figurative potential from the wool and silkworm egg stages. She is participating in this project as a creator.
Born in Demark, after studying furniture at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design (Copenhagen) and the University of Art and Design (Helsinki), she opened her own studio, Cecilie Manz Studio, in Copenhagen in 1998. At present, she designs furniture, as well as glass products, accessories, lighting equipment, fabric products, and many other items. Her products are noted for harmonizing functionality required in peoples’ daily lives with a poetic beauty.
Research & Development: Tomoya Tabuchi
Born in Tochigi in 1974. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design Institute, he worked as an in-house designer for a furniture company. In 2010, he founded [office for creation] and began working as a freelance designer. Specializing in furniture design, he is also works as a graphic designer and art director.