If in Tokyo…don’t miss out fab Swedish design studio Brieditis & Evans at Muji Yurakucho Atelier. Designers Katarina Brieditis and Katrina Evans were invited by Japanese brand Muji to create a textile rug by using left over textile from Mujis own production but also clothes from the project ReMuji, where Muji take back used garments from their customers, dye still wearable pieces with indigo, and sell them (again). Muji is a longtime participant in the Fuku-Fuku Project, a nationwide effort by retailers inviting customers to drop off their unwanted clothes for recycling. Brieditis & Evans runs the Re Rag Rug project where they design and make experimental handmade rugs, of materials considered worthless. This approach on sustainability has rendered studio Brieditis & Evans much cred world wide. And as they say: ”Such a production, using waste will be ecologically sustainable and at the same time socially sustainable – as the production becomes a platform for developing crafts and where work is created.”
The Handscape exhibition is running until 29 October, 2017 at Muji Yurakucho Atelier.
In the making. Handscape rug by studio Brieditis & Evans (2017). Photo copyright Leo Brieditis.
Evans working on the Handscape rug by studio Brieditis-Evans for Muji (2017). Photo copyright Leo Brieditis.
Brieditis working on the Handscape rug for Muji (2017). Photo copyright Leo Brieditis.
A visitor admiring the Handscape rug by studio Brieditis & Evans for Muji (2019). Photo copyright Leo Brieditis.