Handwoven Chair Mats by Yuka Wakamatsu

Japanese weaver Yuka Wakamatsu has elaborated a series of 20 different hand-knotted woolen and cotton chair mats, using “Kurashiki Knotting” process weaving. The artist has learned the techniques at Kurashiki Dyeing, Spinning and Weaving Studio, established by Tonomura Kichinosuke, who is an influential actor of Mingei folk crafts movement.

Because this technique is more suitable for geometric patterns than curvy ones, Yuka has chosen dynamic shapes and contrasting colors to create these washable squared chair pads. As graphical on recto as verso, they can also be used as floor cushions and have a lifetime of more than 20 years.