It is easy to miss Takahiro Iwasaki’s artwork, not only because they are miniscule mountains or houses, but also because the fascinating landscapes are actually made up of regular household fabrics such as towels, toothbrushes, and t-shirts.
Originally from Hiroshima, Japan, Iwasaki was able to empathize through the stories his elders told that an atomic bomb, despite its size, contains enough power to destroy an entire city. This has affected his creative work. Iwasaki takes everyday materials and unravels them, teasing out the smallest fibers, and uses them to rebuild structures that are so firm and tall in reality.
The artist intentionally used cloth from the JAMEI CHEN store to explore the connections between life, industry, and nature.
JAMEI CHEN opened its SOFT concept store in 2003, and focuses on leisure, the home, and high quality cashmere as its main series. Everything one sees, tastes, hears, smells and feels in the store reflects a soft and comfortable lifestyle. The designer wants to emphasize that there’s more to offer than just appearance, such as perspective and emotion, in order for one to appreciate life.