Drawing From the Past-Japan
By Lisa Peck, ASID
Many designers of products and interiors draw inspiration from the past. The traditional patterns of kimonos are reinterpreted as fabrics or rugs. Traditional rug patterns are updated as fabrics. Ceramic patterns can become architectural grills or fabrics. When looking for inspiration for a room, a home or a detail looking to the past and then reinterpret the patterns you find in a fresh way.
This week I will attempt to feature each day some interesting traditional patterns, objects or architecture alongside current fabrics, rugs or art that relate to them.
Traditional Japanese patterns and objects.
Modern reinterpretations of Japanese patterns and forms...
Kimono form artwork by contemporary american artist Tim Harding.
Contemporary rugs by designer Emma Gardner.
Contemporary rug by Dolma.
Contemporary fabrics by Clarence House Fabrics.
Contemporary fabric by Schumacher.