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  Aoi Yoshizawa's Tokyo textile design, manufactured by Svensson Markspelle.
    Aoi Yoshizawa's Tokyo textile design, manufactured by Svensson Markspelle.
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  The Line/Surface armchair stems from a collaboration between Yoshizawa and furniture design student Hye Jin Ahn.
    The Line/Surface armchair stems from a collaboration between Yoshizawa and furniture design student Hye Jin Ahn.
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  The Line/Surface armchair's textile covering.
    The Line/Surface armchair's textile covering.
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  Yoshizawa's Aki textile.
    Yoshizawa's Aki textile.
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  Yoshizawa's Tokyo sheer curtain.
    Yoshizawa's Tokyo sheer curtain.
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  Born and raised in Japan, Yoshizawa has studied textile design in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, where she is currently finishing her master’s degree at Helsinki’s Aalto University.
    Born and raised in Japan, Yoshizawa has studied textile design in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, where she is currently finishing her master’s degree at Helsinki’s Aalto University.
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Aoi Yoshizawa's Tokyo textile design, manufactured by Svensson Markspelle.

“I have been interested in textiles ever since my mother and grandmother taught me to sew and knit when I was small,” says breakout textile designer Aoi Yoshizawa. Born and raised in Japan, Yoshizawa has studied her craft in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, where she is currently finishing her master’s degree at Helsinki’s Aalto University. “For pattern design, I like to work with simple elements and overlay them on top of each other, which gives depth to the textile,” she says. This is especially apparent in her Tokyo pattern, produced by Svensson, that manages to be very graphic and very organic at once. Next from Yoshizawa will be a new series of jacquard upholstery fabrics.

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