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Woven textile - Pack Ice

Pack Ice

  • Object:

    Woven textile

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sudo, Reiko (designer)
    NUNO Corporation (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Computer assisted jacquard double weave in rayon and silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by NUNO Corporation.

  • Museum number:

    T.121-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The NUNO Corporation was founded in 1984. Based in Tokyo, its design studio creates modern textiles and accessories. NUNO designers are renowned for their ability to develop and apply the latest technology to textile design and manufacture. However, much of their work is also based on traditional Japanese textile techniques and aesthetics, and it is this fusion of the traditional with the contemporary that makes NUNO fabrics so innovative. 'Pack Ice' is created from rayon strapping tape, a common material which is easy to tear horizontally but difficult to tear vertically. The rayon threads are tightly woven into large squares on a background of silk organdie. These squares are connected by unwoven rayon threads that float between the layers of the background material, suggesting spume among icebergs.

Physical description

Length of translucent black fabric in which white rayon threads are tightly woven into large squares on a background of silk organdie, composed of 84% silk and 16% rayon. Computer assisted jacquard double weave.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1995 (made)

Artist/maker

Sudo, Reiko (designer)
NUNO Corporation (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Computer assisted jacquard double weave in rayon and silk

Dimensions

Width: 118 cm, Length: 330 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: The Nuno design studio based in Tokyo creates modern textiles and accessories. They are renowned for their ability to develop and apply the latest technology to textile design and manufacture. However, much of their work is also based on traditional Japanese textile techniques and aesthetics.

Descriptive line

Length 'Pack Ice' of computer assisted jacquard double weave in rayon and silk, designed by Reiko Sudo, made by NUNO Corporation, Japan, 1995.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Suke suke. Nuno Nuno books, NUNO Corporation, 1997.

Production Note

Attribution note: The NUNO corporation was founded to meet the middle ground between industry and handicraft- as a medium output production which is scaled to the contemporary market but still flexible enough to allow experimentation.
Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Rayon; Silk (fiber)

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Textiles

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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