Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
Friday 17th September 2021 – Saturday 8th January 2022
Preview night: Thursday 16th September 2021, 5:30pm-7:30pm
A unique, pop-up MUJI store will appear as part of Dovecot’s visionary exhibition Making Nuno: Visionary Japanese Textiles by Sudō Reiko which brings the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese textile designer Sudō Reiko to Scotland. With a variety of curated MUJI products available to purchase, alongside a stunning array of NUNO textiles, this immersive exhibition and conceptual store celebrates the best in Japanese design and craftsmanship.
With Sudō Reiko being one of MUJI’s advisory board members, MUJI’s aesthetic perfectly complements Sudō Reiko’s extraordinary textiles, ensuring a unique, multi-faceted experience. Bringing them together for the first time in Scotland, Dovecot Studios continues to push the boundaries in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design with this landmark exhibition.
Celia Joicey, Director of Dovecot, says, Dovecot is excited to bring NUNO and MUJI to Scotland this autumn in celebration of craft materials, innovative technology and Japanese design. The exhibition MAKING NUNO not only celebrates Sudo Reiko’s approach to combining traditional aesthetics with the latest computer and synthetics technologies, but also provides a wonderful context for visitors to experience the timeless qualities of Japanese design and retail.
MUJI UK, says, MUJI is delighted to support Dovecot and the NUNO exhibition in light of our mutual respect for the craft of making and the work of museums to introduce Japanese design and aesthetics to a wider audience.
Featuring five large-scale installations combining NUNO textiles and art projections, Making Nuno: Visionary Japanese Textiles by Sudō Reiko reveals how Sudō Reiko’s work pushes the boundaries of textile production. Sudō Reiko has been Design Director of leading textile design firm Nuno for over 30 years and is renowned for championing new methods of sustainable manufacturing with manufacturers from across Japan as well as working with unconventional materials and engineering techniques.
Trained as an industrial designer Sudō Reiko works with unusual combinations of diverse materials such as silk, hand-made washi (Japanese paper), nylon tape and thermoplastic, and technologies derived from Japanese hand craft traditions such as caustic burning, weaving and dying. Her designs feature in collections around the world, including MoMA in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.