all photos by Karen Kristian | click to enlarge
For this week’s flash sale we were honored to collaborate with artist Miya Ando on her first ever product design. Tetsu to kinu scarf (鉄と絹スカーフ), literally “iron and silk” scarf is an ethereal silk scarf and is a reproduction of one of Ando’s steel paintings. Her most recent hand-dyed aluminum sculptural slabs are currently on display at Sundaram Tagore Gallery (through July 21) and then at California’s Madison Gallery (July 14-Aug 8).
While vastly contrastive compared to Ando’s massive iron and steel sculptures, the airy scarf maintains an ambiguous balance between light and heavy. And whether it’s wrapped around your neck, used as a vessel or simply hung on a wall, it’s appearance seems to morph, much in the same way the reflective qualities of her sculptures change the way you view the artwork depending on where you’re standing.
If you missed it, check out our post from last week in which we visited Ando at her studio in Brooklyn.
tetsu to kinu scarf
Designer: Miya Ando
Material: 100 % silk chiffon, dye
Dimensions: 22″ x 22″ (S) | 36″ x 36″ (L)
Price: $100 (S) | $150 (L)
This exclusive design is available only for a limited time. Each piece comes with the artist’s name inscribed. Sale closes on July 15 and product ships on July 30. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to earthquake relief efforts in Japan.