Monday, March 5, 2012

hiroko takeda: textile designer

My friend, Leslie,  introduced me to the textile designer Hiroko Takeda recently.  I love textiles and I love the art of weaving, so I was very excited for this opportunity to visit and meet Hiroko at her studio in downtown Brooklyn.  Her work is magical.  Hiroko creates textiles for international luxury brands, along with independent clients in the architecture, home furnishings, fashion and art worlds.  Before opening her studio in 2010, she was the Senior Designer of the Jack Lenor Larson Design Studio in New York, and a custom designer for Kawashima Textiles in Tokyo. Hiroko was brought up in Japan and trained there in the tradition of the Mingei Undou (Japanese Arts and Crafts Movement.)  She received an MA in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art in London, and has received numerous awards in Japan and Europe. Please visit her website to see more of her gorgeous work.


  1. Hiroko is so gifted. Everyone should visit her website and see her beautiful, mind-expanding! work. Thanks so much for posting, Michele. :)

  2. Her work looks beautiful. How interesting it must be to be a textile designer

  3. This is really interesting stuff-- it seems to combine traditional structures and textures with a contemporary color and design sense. You could hang it in a gallery!