KAWASHIMA SELKON

Cherishing Japan's Four Seasons

Sumiko Honda: Refined and Meticulous, Rejoicing in Light

Designer Sumiko Honda has drawn her inspiration from nature, arts and the other sources to create each of her hand-drawn drafts. She reproduces her works through weaving every delicate blur, overlapping accent and nuance in lifelike detail, fully integrating reversible-figure double weaving and other approaches that enable to express the elements such as light and wind.
Even the materials are chosen with extreme deliberation: Honda carefully selects only the most suitable threads, dyes and weaving techniques to fit with the final image, which devote her full attention to each intricate step of the overall process until the piece is complete.
In these ways, she alone handles everything from planning and concept design through the woven textiles design as part of one integrated process. So, this is a very unusual textiles brand that pursue the complex originality even planning and creating the fabrics though considering the new weaving techniques with new patents.
With an emphasis on concepts and techniques originating in Japan, Honda expresses her individualism through textiles exhibiting a fusion of traditional weaving techniques, represented most widely by obi sashes and the like, with contemporary design aesthetics. Japan in today is characterized by a blend of Japanese and Western styles and cultural influences. As a designer, Honda does not limit herself to Western approaches only, but also breaks the mold of the tradition and gives birth to powerful new textiles design.
She infuses her works with the changes of Japanese four seasons, which have contrasts of light and shadow, depictions of water and air flow and other nature-related concepts rooted in Japanese sensibilities.
You can enjoy a rich tapestry of expression that changes by the light strikes the fabrics.
It is the artist's hope that the textiles brand, Sumiko Honda will invoke and communicate the aesthetic senses and sensibilities inherent in Japanese culture and thought.
She also aims to add a bit of extra color to the lives for everyone who reside in the city—as a counterbalance to daily uneasiness and stress—and enrich their day-to-day routines through the provision of new hope and greater peace of mind.

LOVE FOUR JAPANESE SEASONS

Blue Green White Brown Yellow Red Pink

ABOUT

  • Sumiko Honda
  • Sumiko Honda

Designer’s profile Sumiko Honda

A textiles brand, Sumiko Honda was founded in 1998 through textiles design work on pieces that would later be included in the archives of Smithsonian Institution in the United States. Ever since, the foundation, Honda has collaborated with designers, artists and creators from various fields including the show at MAISON&OBJET éditeurs along with other fairs and exhibitions, garnering widespread praise both in Japan and abroad. In order to solidify and expand her collection of works, she continues with her pursuits to today.

Hand-drawn Designs

Hand-drawn Designs
Honda takes her inspiration from nature, the arts and various other places to create each of her hand-drawn drafts, primarily working with watercolor paints, calligraphy inks and like to achieve gentle lines, overlapping colors and other attractive design elements. She then reproduces each blur, overlap and mixture in lifelike detail within her woven works.

Color and Material Selection

Color and Material Selection
Honda carefully selects thread material, dyes and weaving techniques based on the type of expression that she hopes to achieve, and devotes her full attention to each intricate step of the production process. She uses extreme care in the selection of threads, all of which feature subtle color differences realized at the hands of expert dyers.

Unique Textile Design

Unique Textile Design
Honda reproduces the intricate variations and details of her hand-drawn designs in woven textiles, thus achieving pieces with singular originality. She combines various thread colors and materials in her woven designs, at times overlapping these in layers to achieve greater expressiveness.

Confirmation of Final Product Appearance

Confirmation of Final Product Appearance
Honda's integrated approach, which entails handling all steps in the production process on her own, has helped her to patent unique weaving techniques, won Good Design Award recognition and accomplish other great things. Moving forward, she will continue to provide textiles that brighten up people's daily lives and please everywhere.

COLLECTION

MOVIE COLLECTION

PHOTO COLLECTION

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  • Curtain:SH9830 Persefone(I) Lace:SH9874 LontanoⅡ(LBE)
  • Curtain:SH9916 Chiarita(BE) Lace:SH9874 LontanoⅡ(LBE) Partition:SH9916 Chiarita+GD3115(Net)
  • Curtain:SH9891 Diritto(LO)
  • Curtain:SH9918 Chiarita(LG) Lace:SH9874 LontanoⅡ(LBE)
  • Seat Fabrics:SH9841 Vergolato(DR)
  • Curtain:SH9893 Etereo(BE) Runner:SH9970 Igiea(GO)
  • Shade:SH9833 Aeroso(B)
  • Curtain:SH9904 Carenato(V)Lace:SH9897 Saporoso(I)
  • Curtain:SH9903 carenato(BE) Lace:SH9931 seriale(I)
  • Private Villa A  Shade:SH9865 pienotto(BG)
  • Private Villa A  Shade:SH9876 sapere(I)
  • Private Villa A Fusuma:SH9843 Cercare(P)SH9844 Cercare(I)
  • Private Villa A Shade:SH9876 sapere(I)
  • Sweetpea nursing home, Higashitotsuka Curtain:SH9846 Cercare(Y)
  • Sweetpea nursing home, Higashitotsuka Curtain:SH9846 Cercare(Y)
  • Kuraci Fiera nursing home, Saginomiya<br>Shade:SH9985 potenzaII(V)
  • Kuraci Fiera nursing home, Saginomiya Curtain:SH9843 Cercare(P)
  • Private house Curtain:SH9875 sapere(RO)
  • Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro Metropolitan Suite Wall:SH9971 igiea(SL)Bedspread:SH9971 igiea(SL)
  • Haneda Airport International Terminal Mounting: custom made fabric (painting by Hiroshi Senju)
  • Haneda Airport International Terminal Mounting: custom made fabric (painting by Hiroshi Senju)
  • Nichiihome nursing home, Hachimanyama Curtain:SH9852 Selenita(LB)Cushion:SH9843 Cercare(P)SH9845 Cercare(R)SH9846 Cercare(Y)
  • Nichiihome nursing home, Hachimanyama FAB-ACE:SH9843 Cercare(P)SH9844 Cercare(I)SH9845 Cercare(R)
  • Nikko Kanaya Hotel Deluxe Twin Shade:SH9851 Selenita(G)
  • Nikko Kanaya Hotel Deluxe Twin Shade:SH9851 Selenita(G)
  • Kiwakoto CRAFT-CAR SERVICE × Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd BMW740e Seat Fabrics:SH9844 Cercare(I)
  • Kiwakoto CRAFT-CAR SERVICE × Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd BMW740e Seat Fabrics:SH9844 Cercare(I)
  • THE ROYAL PARK ICONIC TOKYO SHIOTOME Conceptual room /Room#2623 Standard(Hollywood twin)Photo by:Tomokazu Yamada	Wall, Bed Throw, & Cushion:SH9986 BoccioloⅡ(R)
                            Curtain & Cushion:SH9902 Carenato(I)
  • KKR HOTEL KUMAMOTO Twin room with castle view Photo by:Tomokazu Yamada Wall:SH9870 Rinforzare(B) Cushion:SH9865 Pienotto(B) Bed Throw:SH9942 Forbito(B) Curtain:SH9895 Etereo(B) Lace:SH9899 Lacuale(I)
  • Executive boardroom Wall:SH9903 Carenato(BE)

SHOWROOM

Tokyo
NBF Toyosu Garden Front 6th Floor, 5-6-15 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0061
Tel: 03-5144-3980 Fax: 03-5144-3981 Hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
(closed Wednesdays, Golden Week, summer break, New Year holiday period)
Osaka
Grand Front Osaka Tower A 12th Floor, 4-20 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011
Tel: 06-6733-1310 Fax: 06-6733-1311 Hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
(closed Wednesdays, summer break, New Year holiday period)
Sapporo
Kita-8-jo Higashi-10-chome 1-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 065-0008
Tel: 011-330-1777 Fax: 011-330-1778 Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
(closed Wednesdays, Golden Week, summer break, New Year holiday period)
Saitama
Zenkyoren Saitama Bldg. 1st Floor, 1-2 Dotecho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 330-0801
Tel: 048-658-2312 Fax: 048-658-2313 Hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
(closed Wednesdays, Golden Week, summer break, New Year holiday period)
Nagoya
LIXIL Showroom Nagoya 2nd Floor, 4-11-40 Meieki-minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 450-0003
Tel: 052-300-8473 Fax: 052-300-8474 Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
(closed Wednesdays, summer break, New Year holiday period)
Kyoto
LIXIL Kyoto Showroom 4th Floor, 448-1 Tatsuike-cho (Oike-dori, Ryogaemachi-agaru ), Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8176
Tel: 075-330-0087 Fax: 075-330-0088 Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
(closed Wednesdays, summer break, New Year holiday period)
Fukuoka
Komaba Bldg. 1st Floor, 3-4-10 Hakataeki-higashi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0013
Tel: 092-452-8118 Fax: 092-452-8119 Hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
(closed Wednesdays, Golden Week, summer break, New Year holiday period)

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