Small scale patterns are often used for obi, which are often a very conspicuous accessory in contemporary Japanese dress. We have reworked a traditional brick design, arranging the motifs into stripes of shifting colours. Printed on 100% linen the three colourways can be used for both curtailing and upholstery.
Named for the washi paper doors and windows of traditional Japanese architecture. The translucent effect of the squares in this design come from the original watercolour artwork. Printed on 100% white linen in three colourways: a saturated saffron yellow, and two ethereal neutrals, moonstone and wheat.
There are endless versions of similarly themed lacquer screens in monographs and museums around the world, all of which have lent inspiration to this striking design. The abundance of colourful irises are punctuated by a counter-directional walkway and the soft rippling water beyond, giving a crisp, graphic edge.