ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
 
ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
apr 21, 2016

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
(above) AIZOME light, where you can put into it whatever you want
all images courtesy of ryota yokozeki

 

 

 

tokyo-based designer ryota yokozeki presented during salone del mobile his ‘AIZOME’ furniture collection, where he pays a tribute to indigo, the world’s oldest material for dyeing. the series took its name from this millenary japanese tradition that has a long story, dating back over 1300 years. the technique is commonly used on clothing, bedding, and in noren, the traditional fabric dividers.

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
the research process dyed different materials in shades of indigo

 

 

 

during a visit to ‘watanabe somemono ten’, a studio specialized in the aizome dyeing technique, ryota yokozeki was motivated to work with the local craftsmen and the dyeing process when he saw a ladle being steeped in a beautiful deep blue. the result is a collection of furniture made in different materials like oak, cork and cotton rope that are harmonized thanks to the indigo that gives them a strong sense of intimacy.

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
AIZOME furniture series

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
back view of AIZOME chair

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
the materials used for the chair were oak for the frame and cork for the seating

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
different materials were dyed in indigo to create the series

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
dyeing process

ryota yokozeki exhibits aizome furniture series at salone satellite 2016
collaboration with japanese traditional craftsman

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

 

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