Aya Kawabata Sun and Night Textile
Sun and Night Textile is Silver Design Award winner in 2016 - 2017 Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Award Category.
Sun and Night Textile

Creatively, Aya like using abstract subject matter and imagery because she want every viewer to bring their own unique background and ideas to viewing the work. She really want people to have an individual experience. Technically, this textile creates harmony through the color and texture of yarns. Jaquared weaving is an old technique that allows the combination of warp and weft to result in new colors. Jaquared also creates tiny, three-dimensional structures on the surface of the weave to give the work a different texture as you view it from different angles.

Sun and Night Textile
Aya Kawabata Sun and Night
Aya Kawabata Textile
Aya Kawabata design
Aya Kawabata design
Aya Kawabata

About Aya is a designer, and artist from Tokyo, Japan. She currently splits her time between her job in NYC and travelling to speak at design festivals throughout Europe. Her work has been shown at Milan and Paris design week, London Design Festival, ICFF NYC, and Tokyo Design Week. She was also featured by Vogue Magazine UK, Maison&Objet Paris, Textiel Plus Netherlands and more. More recently, her work was a finalist for addition to the permanent collection of the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan and the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands. She earned a Master's degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art where she developed her style and approach to design - combining the modern and traditional. Her second major was in architecture which also gives her a deep understanding and perspective on spacial design. From ages 3 to 18 she studied classical violin; this early and extensive study of music continues to be a big influence on her process. While growing up in Japan, her hobbies included Japanese fencing, and the philosophy and practice of the traditional tea ceremony. Recent Recognition: 2017 Chosen to attend SaloneSatellite in Salone del Mobile in Milan design week as founder of Aya Kawabata Design. 2016 Winner “best new talent” at the DMY Berlin International Design Festival. 2015 Featured in Designboom design magazine and TL mag. Selected as a Adobe Creative Jam Young Best Local Designer in NYC. Her design work for Dutch Invertuals exhibition was featured by New York Times, Global interview, The Face and more.

Aya Kawabata

Aya Kawabata is a designer and artist from Tokyo, based in New York and Europe. Her designs are driven by her interest in colour, shadow, time, sounds and space. Before start her career as a designer, she studied classic music as a violinist from age 4 to 18. Aya is a winner of the Best New Talent Competition 2016 at DMY International Design Festival, a 2016 Pinkdot Award recipient in Milan, and was selected for the Brno Biennial. She was featured by TL mag, Vogue UK, Tokyo News Paper etc. You can find her projects in several countries such as: Japan,USA, and European countries.