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Suzusan: Continuing Traditional Shiboru Art

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Suzusan is a curious company that works in uniting a traditional Japanese weaving technology of Shiboru and contemporary design products. The Suzusan company is the creation of a single Murase family that has been cultivating the knowledge for over a century and improving it to suit the needs of the present society. The oldest man in the family, Hiroyuki Murase has transformed family tradition of Shiboru weaving into a very prestigious business that produces haute couture lighting and décor accessories.

Suzusan: Japanese Shiboru Art & Modern Accessories


Suzusan Decor Accessories

It all started over 100 years ago in Arimatsu, Japan where has been living and practicing the art of Shiboru, traditional weaving technology where fabrics are folded or tied prior to applying dyes. The procedure of making an elaborate Suzusan craft includes a subsequent heat treatment after which a unique three dimensional pattern on the surface of fabric is imprinted.

Now the family along with the company resides in Düsseldorf, Germany. In XXI century the family skills have been transformed into a successful business of creating high quality décor accessories that are popular all over the world. The innovative approach of Hiroyuki Murase who is currently the head of the family has brought this international attention to the technique:

Based on Murase‘s ideas, three-dimensional patterns, exciting contrasts or soft fluid colour transitions are created on select fabrics. All fabrics by Suzusan feature playfully light-weight materials and colourful designs. They spread a magic which does not just excite textile lovers.

The accessories produced by the Murase family are all rather unique and versatile. The Suzusan company participated in various design exhibitions, such as Tranoi Femme – Paris,France; Ambiente – Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Tendence Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Maison&Objet – Paris, France and many others. The Suzusan is a unique company that preserves ancient traditional art by adapting it to the contemporary design needs. Isn’t it amazing?

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