Which classic fabric lasted through the centuries? Arimatsu – preserved… for over 100 years by the Murase family.
The eldest son, Hiroyuki Murase trained as a designer in the US and formed Suzusan Luminaires where he uses his families hand-made fabric making technique to create modern, refined custom lampshades. You see one and you want one – guaranteed.
The fabric is stretched over a glass shape much like the fabric gets stretched over the human body, a.k.a. clothing, as shown in the runway/Vogue Japan image below. It’s a unique texture and understated beauty.
My favorite: His square columnar white lampshades – structured, yet soft; ornamental yet restrained and very much in keeping with Japanese design. Simply beautiful!