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About Junya Nakai : "I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares" -Saul Bass But, he has another opinion. Making up something in order to solve problems is designing. Designing should exist for something or someone. Also, designing should be beautiful. Then in textile design, colour is very important element. Colour is not only 'trend colour' but also can express social conditions of the present. Colour is healing people. However,colour will be able to such a armor protect yourself in business scene. We select what colour to wear depending on our status of mind whether or we are not aware of it. Colour can change fabrics impression as if it is a magic!
STATEMENT OF ART:
Many of my works uses natural raw materials - cotton, silk, and wool etc.
I often got inspired by a lot of simple images of nature such as bark
Trees, layered leaves or seashells on the beach. Then I would like to
get closer to the same images in touch and texture reproduced into my
works using natural raw materials as much as I can. Also I am keen on
using natural materials which should go back to part of the ground eventually.
Linen is one of my favourites and also very popular with my customers.
My products use tight-twist woven linen yarn which is only available
at a limited few suppliers in Japan. I think the suppliers are very rare
who has a tight-twist woven linen technology also in Europe.
This linen fabric has strong advantages of freshness and coolness
compared to normal linen. Because the yarn of linen will cut off when it twists strongly.
However, there is the method of twisting strongly while wet the yarn with water. The fabric which was woven with the strong twisted yarn can make small gap on the surface.
As a result, You will get a fresh feeling when wear it.
Because the touching area of skin and cloth will be less.
This fabric is very precious. This technique is unique old technique of Japan.
What is worse, this technique is going to disappear.
I would like to introduce these products beyond the border.

ORGANIZATION:
Independence(free Lance)

EDUCATION:
1889-1885
Tama art university (Tokyo)   textile design

EXPERIENCE:
2013-
Collaborating on the project with cashmere products maker in Nepal.
2004-present
One of the Japanese label's contracting textile designer and director
2003-2011
presenting own label 'Sea the Sun'(for baby wear) in Tokyo
1999-present
One of the Japanese textile maker's textile consultant
1997-present
Textile converter
1992-1997
One of the Japanese label's textile designer
1991-1992
Fashion designer's assistant (New York)
1889-1991
One of the Japanese textile maker's textile designer

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2003(private) at Tokyo(JAPAN)

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2005(universal design combination exhibition), at Tokyo(JAPAN)

AWARDS:
2007
Japan textile contest,Selected.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Published by No:2010-11-92 of 31 "Home textile" (China)

ACCOLADES:
My website is chosen
by DEXIGNER's Design Directory.
http://www.dexigner.com/directory/cat/Textile-Desi
gn/Designers.html

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Japanese(Native),English(Intermediate)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

HOBBIES:
Photography

CLIENTELE:
Japanese customers and International colleague and customer.

WEB SITE:
http://www.japantextile.is-mine.net/index.html

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.japantextile.is-mine.net/about-us.html

RSS URL:
http://flaxwool.tumblr.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-07-31 20:28:48

COUNTRY:
New Zealand

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Junya Nakai


Aqua Fabric

A' Design Award Winner for Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Category in 2014
Junya Nakai for Afa 真砂三千代   (masago Michiyo Afa)

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