Textile installation showing a collaboration between Japanese craft and Dutch designers.

In a colourful installation of textile and film, designers Emilie Pallard, Niels Heymans and Makiko Shinoda show a fabric that was developed in collaboration with a traditional Kurume-kasuri (Kurume -Ikat) weaver in Yame, Japan.

Over the period of 2 year, their stays in Japan and the design process was documented. In a short film the designers show a personal observation of the everyday Japan and at the same time the production process is revealed.


Graphic: Fält / www.faelt.se
Texts: Sander Manse
Photography: Emilie Pallard & Niels Heymans
Film: Takahiro Shiramizu, Ken Shigematsu
Sponsors: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, DutchCulture, Unagi - no- Nedoko, Shimogawa orimono

Emilie Pallard Website
Niels Heymans Website
Makiko Shinoda Website


Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611NH Eindhoven

Map No. 68
Central Area

Accessible for disabled, Toilets

Opening hours

Sat 22 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 23 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Mon 24 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 25 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 26 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 27 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 28 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 29 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 30 Oct 11:00 - 18:00


For this event you need a separate entrance ticket.

Adults: 0.00 euro
Students: 0.00 euro

Organized by Emilie Pallard, Niels Heymans, Makiko Shinoda

Niels Heymans, Emilie Pallard and Makiko Shinoda are joining forces. The three of them met in 2008 during their studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Having grown up in different countries, Makiko (Japan), Emilie (France) and Niels (The Netherlands) were interested in each other's background and kept a dialogue on various topics related to design and culture. One of these conversations kindled a common wish to collaborate with a Japanese craft.

Email: info@emiliepallard.com
Website: http://www.emiliepallard.com
Telephone: +31643840906