Background and Work
Hiroko Takeda was brought up in Japan and trained there in the tradition of the Mingei Undou (Japanese Arts
and Crafts Movement). Takeda’s art and design work has been commissioned by private collectors and leading architects worldwide. Prior to opening her studio in New York, she was senior designer at the Jack Larsen Studio in New York and designer at Kawashima Textile in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Takeda received an MA in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art in London. She has received the International Textile Award in Tokyo, the ICFF Editors Award for craftsmanship, and the Jack Larsen Contemporary Textile Award. Hiroko Takeda has lectured on her art with Sheila Hicks in New York and is a guest lecturer at Tama Art University in Tokyo.
Exhibitions and Publications
Takeda has exhibited at Cavin-Morris Gallery, Colony, Flux Factory, Ise Foundation (NYC), Oriel Myrddin Gallery (Wales, UK), Smiths Row (Suffolk, England), Ozone Design Center (Tokyo), and other spaces. Her work has appeared in Weaving – Contemporary Makers on the Loom; The Perfect Imperfect; Warp and Weft: Woven Textiles in Fashion, Art and Interiors; Architectural Digest, Surface, Metropolis, Curbed, The New York Times, Dwell, Wallpaper, Souen, Interior Design, Kinfolk, Cool Hunting, OEN, Casa Vogue, Elle Décor, Bare Journal, Interni, and other book, journal and web publications.
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