In 2014 Chicago design studio, Room 406, commissioned two works inspired by, and incorporating repurposed Japanese Boro textiles. One piece, meant as a bed covering, used recycled mid-Twentieth century Japanese textiles and American homespun linens. The other work, a hanging wall piece reconstructed Japanese boro textiles that had been patched and reworked many times and for many purposes throughout their history in Japan. Both pieces were exhibited as a part of the show  Transcendent Objects  with work by ceramicists Ryota Aoki and Lilith Rocket in Fall 2014. For more information on these commissions contact  Room406.com

Room 406

 In 2014 Chicago design studio, Room 406, commissioned two works inspired by, and incorporating repurposed Japanese Boro textiles. One piece, meant as a bed covering, used recycled mid-Twentieth century Japanese textiles and American homespun linens. The other work, a hanging wall piece reconstructed Japanese boro textiles that had been patched and reworked many times and for many purposes throughout their history in Japan. Both pieces were exhibited as a part of the show  Transcendent Objects  with work by ceramicists Ryota Aoki and Lilith Rocket in Fall 2014. For more information on these commissions contact  Room406.com

In 2014 Chicago design studio, Room 406, commissioned two works inspired by, and incorporating repurposed Japanese Boro textiles. One piece, meant as a bed covering, used recycled mid-Twentieth century Japanese textiles and American homespun linens. The other work, a hanging wall piece reconstructed Japanese boro textiles that had been patched and reworked many times and for many purposes throughout their history in Japan. Both pieces were exhibited as a part of the show Transcendent Objects with work by ceramicists Ryota Aoki and Lilith Rocket in Fall 2014. For more information on these commissions contact Room406.com

 Bed quilt  91" x 81", vintage Japanese textiles, American and European homespun cottons, supplemental recycled cottons and linens, all new linen backing fabric, 100% cotton thread and sashiko quilting

Bed quilt 91" x 81", vintage Japanese textiles, American and European homespun cottons, supplemental recycled cottons and linens, all new linen backing fabric, 100% cotton thread and sashiko quilting

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 Installation view, Room 406 showroom, Chicago

Installation view, Room 406 showroom, Chicago

 Wall Hanging, aprox. 60" x 108", vintage and antique Japanese Boro and indigo cottons. 100% cotton thread and sashiko quilting thread.

Wall Hanging, aprox. 60" x 108", vintage and antique Japanese Boro and indigo cottons. 100% cotton thread and sashiko quilting thread.

 Detail, original sashiko stitching and boro patchwork combined with new stitching and patchwork.

Detail, original sashiko stitching and boro patchwork combined with new stitching and patchwork.

 Installation view, Room 406 showroom, Chicago

Installation view, Room 406 showroom, Chicago

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