Hiroyuki Murase (Suzusan)

Textile Designer

Now in the fourth generation, Hiroyuki Murase, the oldest son of the Murase family, has combined his design education with his family’s craft to create ‘Suzusan’. Shibori is a centuries-old traditional Japanese textile finishing technique. it refers to the treatment of fabrics before before the dyeing process. Due to the variety of different techniques which developed in Arimatsu, no two craftsmen have the exact same outcome with the slight nuances, each artisan has a ‘signature’, resulting in unique lighting sculptures.