Reiko Sudo Brings the Art of Japanese Textiles to CHAT
Why We Recommend it
Reiko Sudo, established Japanese textile designer, presents the creative process behind her nuno (textiles/fabrics) through her drawings and sketches, raw materials and design prototypes, as well as immersive video and sound installations.
Curated by CHAT’s Co-Director Takahashi Mizuki, with artistic direction by Saito Seiichi, the Reiko Sudo solo exhibition in Hong Kong features an immersive installation of over 80 koinobori (carp streamers) made with the textile designer’s fabrics, swimming in the air.
As the Design Director of textile design firm Nuno in Tokyo, Sudo has produced many innovative textiles that integrate traditional Japanese textile-making procedures with new materials and techniques. Beyond using common textiles such as cotton, silk, wool and polyester, Sudo uses unconventional materials such as washi, the traditional Japanese paper, and alternative applications including heating and needle punching.
Sudo’s new designs have also revived old Japanese textile equipment and craftsmanship which were on the verge of disappearing. To address the problem of textile waste, she often creates new designs from textiles damaged during the production process. Her beautifully elaborate textiles are experimental yet highly practical and have been used in a wide range of applications, from furnishings for public areas, hotels and shops to clothing and accessories.