Seating as painting, collage, sculpture

Working together, Maki Yamamoto and I have found a new voice that pushes our work farther:  Maki is creating fabrics for furniture for the first time, and I'm creating collages with the couture fabrics she designs for me--wrapping chairs, sofas and benches in pleats and flowers, silk and linen, abstract designs and traditional organic forms.  It's not easy to maintain the integrity of the design as fabrics are stretched over furniture, but the result is absolutely gorgeous.  We've completed three pieces for the ICFF 2016--with more to come.