The cushions shown here are made by a family business in Kyoto, Japan.
Now in its third generation, Koichiro Takaoka produces futons to customer specifications and cushion objects that look like precious geometric works of art.
His ambition is to reintroduce "Kutsurogi" -the sense of relaxation and cosiness- into our rationalised habitat.
Inspired by traditional toys known as "Ojamis", these cushions are usually made of different fabrics and sewn with Asian accuracy.
We were fascinated by the use of beautiful traditional Japanese fabrics.
The king-class of these pillows consists in the re-use of rare, mostly individually woven and stitched kimono belts, which the manufactory obtains from antique markets.
With an enthusiastic "Sugoi!", Koichiro loves to process Jacquard-fabrics by Jean Paul Gaulthier exclusively for us.