Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda

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February 18, 2014
Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn, where she works on various client commissions and her own one-off art projects. Read Full Article
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  Takeda uses two looms, a Macomber Dobby with 16 harnesses—“old but very stable and reliable”—which she inherited from Larsen Design Studio, and a computerized AVL Compu-Dobby loom, which she can program in order to test new materials and weaving techniques.  Photo by: Adam Krause
    Takeda uses two looms, a Macomber Dobby with 16 harnesses—“old but very stable and reliable”—which she inherited from Larsen Design Studio, and a computerized AVL Compu-Dobby loom, which she can program in order to test new materials and weaving techniques.

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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  One of those experiments has yielded a recurring series of waffle structures.  Photo by: Adam Krause
    One of those experiments has yielded a recurring series of waffle structures.

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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  For this art piece, which she says is inspired by the “quiet but powerful” Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, Takeda wanted to “capture a subtlety of colors” by using bundled silk tape for depth and texture.  Photo by: Adam Krause
    For this art piece, which she says is inspired by the “quiet but powerful” Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, Takeda wanted to “capture a subtlety of colors” by using bundled silk tape for depth and texture.

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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  “I have always thought of myself as a student.”—Hiroko Takeda  Photo by: Adam Krause
    “I have always thought of myself as a student.”—Hiroko Takeda

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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