Hiroko Takeda

The artist approached the composition of this work three dimensionally—laterally, vertically and topographically. Horizontal movement and distance merge with the nearness and depth of the ocean up through the surface to the sky. What is close is what is far.

Waves on the beach of Patina Maldives

About the

Hiroko was brought up in Japan and trained there in the tradition of the Mingei Undou (Japanese Arts and Crafts Movement). Hiroko’s art and design work has been commissioned by private collectors and leading architects worldwide. Prior to opening her studio in New York, she was senior designer at the Jack Larsen Studio in New York and designer at Kawashima Textile in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Hiroko received an MA in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art in London. She has received the International Textile Award in Tokyo, the ICFF Editors Award for craftsmanship, and the Jack Larsen Contemporary Textile Award. She has also lectured on her art with Sheila Hicks in New York and is a guest lecturer at Tama Art University in Tokyo.

Hiroko has exhibited at Cavin-Morris Gallery, Colony, Flux Factory, Ise Foundation (NYC), Oriel Myrddin Gallery (Wales, UK), Smiths Row (Suffolk, England), Ozone Design Center (Tokyo), and other spaces. Her work has appeared in Weaving – Contemporary Makers on the Loom; The Perfect Imperfect; Warp and Weft: Woven Textiles in Fashion, Art and Interiors; Architectural Digest, Surface, Metropolis, Curbed, The New York Times, Dwell, Wallpaper, Souen, Interior Design, Kinfolk, Cool Hunting, OEN, Casa Vogue, Elle Décor, Bare Journal, Interni, and other book, journal and web publications.

Art @ Patina

Art has the power to seduce, provoke, soothe and inspire. It moves us, makes us question what we know, and repositions our relationship with the world. Throughout the island, art is given a voice.

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is where art, nature, space and community harmoniously coexist and interact to create fruitful, long-lasting relationships. The many textures, forms, attitudes and experiences of our collection live together as an expression of the continuous cadence of life.

Walks on the beach at Patina Maldives

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