Size: 900 x 900 mm (35.4 x 35.4")
Material : 100% cotton (lighter weight, smooth cotton)
Handmade in Japan, using Japanese traditional printing techniques with glow in the dark ink.
Glow in the Dark :
Our printers approached us with a new technique they’d been working on for applying glow in the dark inks using silk screens. We were intrigued by the potential and asked Hannah to design a furoshiki around the idea — “Tokyo” was the result.
The ink absorbs natural light during the day and radiates a soft glow at night. Unlike some glow in the dark inks, ours is soft to the touch so it can be worn comfortably.
Designer's words :
Arriving in Tokyo city in that magic time between night and day, our train meanders through a tetris like metropolis, we become enveloped in a world of blocks, but as we look more we begin to see the traces of times past. Windows appear to flicker on and off, as people come and go, the city that never sleeps welcomes us with its glow.
Printing process :
Each of our products has been hand printed in Japan, using traditional printing techniques. We are working with a great printing company called Chiffonez in Tokyo, who specialize in the printing of furoshiki. To make sure we get the best results possible, we keep a close dialogue with the printers, retaining a good balance between our ideas and their invaluable knowledge.
About LINK :
LINK is a unique and challenging project conducted long-distance, entirely via the internet, by busy women with a world-wide vision. Collaborating with a select global network of artists and designers, it aims to cross cultures and generations by creating beautiful and functional products, from Japan to the world and from the world to Japan.
Design : Hannah Waldron
Photo : ©Martin Holtkamp
Model : ChihiroManufacturing location(s)/process(es)Japan