Another suprisingly modern abstract pattern from the Sakata Orimono workshop. The vivid yellow squares are very contemporary but could be quite blocky once lit. Instead, the kasuri technique keeps the vivid colours but softens the pattern .
The Sakata workshop is always bustling with activity. The Sakatas are constantly trying new ideas and patterns, whether it is opening a boutique in New York or collaborating with designers.
They are a big supplier of clothing, but are happy for us to explore their storeroom for any patterns we can find. They are a great combination of producer and entrepreneur - and are always fun to deal with.