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Japan at Formex

This fall’s Formex has an international flair. For example, 150 years of diplomatic ties between Sweden and Japan will be celebrated with an exhibition on Japanese design and craftsmanship.


Textile designs from Tokyo

The exhibition
"Japan at Formex" consists of three parts and is curated by designer and handweaver Åsa Pärson. The first part is a mix of high-tech, tradition and craftsmanship.


Japanese textile designer Keiji Otani, the creator behind La+h, will come from Tokyo. Keiji Otani has also worked for Reiko Sudo, who is considered to be one of the textile industry's major names, with customers like Issey Miyake and other fashion brands. He creates textiles produced in Japan using techniques and production processes typical for the country.


KIN is another part of the exhibition. Kin, as in family, gathers a group of artists, all from Japan, who now have established themselves in Sweden. Their links between Japan and Sweden are expressed in objects, production techniques and thoughts surrounding form and craftsmanship.


The third and final part, ORIYASAN, displays ikkat fabrics from Kyozo Shimogawa’s family company Oriyasan, all in natural indigo.


On stage at Formex, Petra Holmberg, the curator of the Japan collections at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, will hold a lecture.