A Reiko Sudo, born in Japan in the year 1953, we can consider her as a designer, artist or entrepreneur in the textile world. Or as she most likes to be defined: weaver of new ideas. And it is that she began her professional work weaving, and from there her way of thinking is linked to that artisanal process of working. However, she currently works as a creative and manager of her own textile company established inTokyo, or just as her extraordinary innovation shows in the facet of her as a university professor.
Reiko Sudo Origami Folded Scarf
Because of all this, it is not surprising that some of her creations also hang in some of the world's great museums, as is the case with this colorful folded handkerchief that we show you here. A creation from 1997 and part of the contemporary art collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York.
It is a great example of how she approaches her creations starting from traditional Japanese techniques, materials and aesthetics, and from there she approaches her interpretation to create something truly new. As is the case with this polyester handkerchief, which has been folded by hand following the rules of the Japanese art of origami, its particular origami, which here has been applied to a textile material to which, in addition, it has been colored byhot stamping.
In other words, the piece fuses traditional knowledge such as origami and typical materials such as silk or cotton with very avant-garde approaches, in which, of course, technology applied to from own software and scanners that greatly expand the possibilities and visions of design and artistic creation.
In short, it is one more example of the infinite creative and aesthetic paths in which contemporary art is currently developing, where artistic disciplines sometimes have no borders, and They also integrate ideas of industrial production, functionality and the use of cutting-edge technological tools.
This is why Reiko Sudo occupies a prominent place among the fabric collection at MoMA, which has an important section dedicated to Japan. There are works by well-known designers and artists in their field such as Hideko Takahashi, Osamu Mita or Junichi Aral, the latter being the great master of Sudo and with whom they actually founded the company that has given them worldwide fame: the Nuno Corporation, since its productions and collections are synonymous with modernity, quality and know-how based on ancient traditions.