Fumiko Matsuda is an artist engaged in spreading the international appeal of kimono fabric designs. The kimono has a long rich history and is a much-loved part of Japanese traditional culture. Each one is unique and the designs on each piece incorporate the tastes of the Japanese people who wear them and of those who create them.
Then, when they have fulfilled their lives as items to be worn, Fumiko Matsuda takes pieces from these kimono and their accompanying obi, or sashes, and breathes new life into them. Playing on the beauty of their designs, she uses an original technique that transforms them into interior pieces that, at the same time, are artwork. Through Fumiko Matsuda’s product designs, these traditional Japanese pieces are given a renewed sense of beauty.