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Patchwork Textile Chairs

Kawashima Textile Celcon Works With Three Designers on a Classic Chair

— March 29, 2019 — Art & Design
Kawashima Textile Celcon is a Japanese textile manufacturer and it recently worked in collaboration with three Japanese fashion designers to create new bridges of exploring futuristic textiles. Highsnobiety Japan states that the manufacturer has been in works since the year 1843.

The three contributing designers are Taro Horiuchi, Ino Masayuki, and Aoki Akiko. All of the designers created their own special patterning fabric design, named 'AKIKOAOKI, doublet, and the TARO HORIUCHI.' Each design pattern represents the respective designer's aesthetics, adorning the classic Egg chair by the renowned furniture designer Fritz Hansen. The patterning Egg chairs are displayed at the front of the Fritz Hansen Aoyama Main Store as a statement of Kawashima Textile Celcon's textile work and the progressive mindset for a company that is older than a century.
Trend Themes
1. Collaborative Textile Design - Collaborations between textile manufacturers and designers can lead to new and innovative textile products.
2. Fashion Meets Furniture - Designers using fashion aesthetics in furniture design can create unique and visually appealing pieces.
3. Modernizing Classic Designs - Incorporating modern textile designs into classic furniture designs can appeal to younger and more contemporary audiences.
Industry Implications
1. Textile Manufacturing - Innovative textile designs can differentiate manufacturers and lead to new business opportunities.
2. Furniture Design - Incorporating unique and visually appealing textiles can differentiate furniture pieces and attract customers.
3. Fashion Design - Collaborations with furniture designers can expand the reach of fashion designers and evoke new consumer experiences through textiles.
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