Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of woven textiles originating from the Nishijin area of Kyoto. As the leading brand in the woven textile industry, we apply the latest technology to traditional aesthetics in the production of a wide range of fabrics, ranging from obi (sash) for kimonos, drop curtains for theaters, and decorative artwork, to interior fabrics.
As a part of our activities aimed at considering the future of woven textiles and Kawashima Selkon Textiles in the next century, our company is exhibiting for the first time at Milan Design Week, the world’s largest design festival held in Milan, Italy. For this event, we will be presenting woven textiles in the form of an installation, created through a variety of traditional and advanced techniques that our company takes pride in.
For the theme of the display, we selected Hyakka (a hundred flowers), designed and produced for Kawashima Selkon Textiles by Kamisaka Sekka, the Rimpa school artist and craft designer who has attracted many fans not only in Japan but also abroad. Masaaki Hiromura, graphic designer and Representative Director of Japan Creative, is in charge of artistic direction. The harmony achieved through the interweaving of the latest technology with the delicate craftsmanship of the textile art that Japan takes pride in, has resulted in a sweet and elegant spatial composition.
Kawashima Selkon Textiles continues to pursue the possibilities of woven textiles, created through the fusion of the latest technology with traditional techniques developed over more than 170 years since the company’s founding.