"Water" Noren by Hiroshi Jashiki

Design Showcase 2011

Design: "Water" Noren
Materials: Organa silk
Designer: Hiroshi Jashiki

"Textile has been my constant passion and inspiration. The images that I create on fabrics--ideas that primarily come from nature and landscapes --naturally suggest functional aspects. In the particular case of “Water," first I felt movement in the image. Second, though I used many shades of blue, ecru and white, there is something pristine and clear about the resulting fabric. "

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"From this I envisioned a product that is simple, translucent, moves, and which should be seen from both sides. I thought of the noren, which is a curtain for the walkway between rooms. The noren, or noren curtain, typically is used to create a visual transition between rooms or vestibule. Although the fabric is semi-transparent - often time sheer fabrics are used - it lends some privacy to the space.

“Water” noren will sway with the memory of peoples' passage. How romantic."

Designer: Hiroshi Jashiki
Link: jashiki.net
Location: New York, NY

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About Design Showcase 2011: This September we're celebrating the best in undiscovered, new design for the home. We're taking submissions from independent and student designers from around the world and letting our readers vote on who they think has the best design. There's also a panel of august judges. Two winners will win $20,000 in targeted advertising placements on our sites to help launch their careers ($10k apiece).

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