Technical Textiles of Reiko Sudo

Another textile artist featured in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is Reiko Sudo.

‘I am always looking for beauty, for mystery, for a heightened awareness.’

A relentless experimenter of all things textiles and technics. And again the merging of the old and the new.

In scattered rubber bands acrylic and silicone provide the medium. Printing inks have been replaced by chemicals and adhesives.

| Reiko Sudo, Scattered Rubber Bands, 1997 |

She works a lot with metals and has created a copper cloth where the same thread used for telephone lines has been coated with a polyurethane coating. The vertical threads are of Promix which is a Japanese fiber made from casein protein power made from Australian milk. Apparently Promix fibers have great moisture absorption qualities, and a lovely silk luster.

Or back to the more traditional and expensive banana fibre in this work inspired by fabrics of the African Bakuba tride. Gorgeous cotton piece.

| Reiko Sudo, Basho Dragonfly, Nuno Corporation |

Some of Reiko’s architectural projects I’d love to see would be the translucent space divider at Toyo Ito’s Sendai Mediatheque.

‘A foggy atmospheric environment within the building.’

Or the hand embroidered fabrics made for the Louis Vuitton store crafted by wedding kimono craftsmen.

Julia Ritson

One response to “Technical Textiles of Reiko Sudo”

  1. Non Woven I love recyclable quality of some of the fabrics