“KODACHROME" rofmia Exhibition

“KODACHROME” rofmia Exhibition

[rofmia Exhibition]
10.28(Fri) .29(Sat) .30(Sun)

29(Sat) .30(Sun)/ rofmia Designer


『Saul Leiter』


“The real world is connected to what is originally hidden. 』


⁡rofmia introduced us to a wonderful couple who have been producing Mikawa cotton in Aichi Prefecture for a long time.

In order to produce a special fabric this time, I expanded the image based on the art photo taken through the glass of "Saul Leiter", and the mother, Junko, undertook the production of the special difficult color fabric. rice field.

Ms. Junko has always liked drawing pictures, and she often made original picture-story shows for children.

Junko's color expression is a way of making fabric that changes the color thread by feeling, and it is made by imagining the fabric as if oil paint is applied over and over again.

When the finished fabric is exposed to sunlight, it shines with a beautiful kaleidoscope-like light.

The "frame-in-frame" composition, which is the characteristic of the sole, is the fabric of Junko's fabric, where beautiful color changes continue like a gradation in many layers.

rofmia "Nora Fabrics" is born from the sensibility of such a wonderful couple and Mr. and Mrs. Takeuchi.

[What is Nora Fabric]
-quoted from rofmia-

rofmia's Nora Fabric is woven using Mikawa cotton, which has been handed down from the Mikawa region in Aichi Prefecture since ancient times, and Mino Washi paper from Mino City, Gifu Prefecture, as the weft.

The Nora fabric, which was made for this exhibition, combines 2mm thin paper threads with cotton threads of various colors to create a more complex and delicate woven pattern.

These fabrics are made on an old dobby loom using the butcher weave, in which threads of different thicknesses are regularly crossed to create a continuous pattern. By breaking down this weave even further, a thick and durable fabric with an irregularly crossed uneven texture is created.

The richly colored gradation fabric made from fine count cotton yarn used for kimono is washed to increase the shadows, giving it an elegant and calm atmosphere.

Where the paper thread is not used, the color of the thread appears more densely. Where paper thread is used, the entire fabric turns slightly white, giving it a firmer feel. The crossing of paper threads and cotton threads creates a difference in texture depending on the material, giving the overall impression of the fabric depth.

Thinking about the final finish of the cloth, I place it while thinking about what role each thread will play. Boldly changing the color of a part of the cloth accentuates the composition and creates an opportunity for the gradation to change.

From a distance, it looks like one color in a large gradation, but when you get closer, you realize that it is made up of infinite layers of many colored threads.

If you pull it out, it's a pale green, but if you look closer, you can see a variety of colors, such as black, golden brown, purple, light blue, yellow, and paper thread.

You can feel the richness of the expression of the cloth when you wrap yourself in the cloth that sways in the wind under natural light.

Layers of colors made of cotton material blend with neighboring colors like watercolors. I feel that it permeates not only the fabric but also the people and the entire space.

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