WOVEN NARRATIVES – KYOTO, THE LANDSCAPE OF FOUR SYMBOLS
KAWASHIMA SELKON TEXTILES CO, LTD.
Designer: AtMa inc.
Circolo Filologico Milanese
Via Clerici, 10
Founded in Kyoto in 1843, Kawashima Selkon Textiles combines traditional hand weaving techniques with modern machine weaving technology. For this exhibition four exquisitely crafted traditional fabrics have been selected from the company’s historic archives to create an installation of textile sculptures that represent the enchanting landscape of Kyoto. The fabrics represent the four cardinal directions: East – Seiryu (Blue Dragon), West – Byakko (White Tiger), North – Genbu (Black Turtle), South – Suzaku (Vermilion Bird).
AtMa inc. is a group of designers specialized in Interiors and Creative Direction. They attracted much attention during Milan Design Week 2019 and were voted Best Designers at the 2020 Frame Awards.