Ayako Furness

Ayako Furness is Japan born, London based textile designer & illustrator/artist. She graduated with a fashion degree from Central Saint Martins in London, UK. Ayako worked at several luxury fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Alexander Mcqueen, Burberry as a textile designer. In 2016, she started working as an independent textile designer, illustrator/artist.

What is your source(s) of inspiration, what moves you?

Colour , shape & texture.

What is the most amazing present you ever received?

A baby!

Do you work at night or during the day?

I like working in the early morning.

The artist you crave for (at the moment)

I like installation art. Pierre Hughe, Olafur Eliasson etc…

Your favorite museum, your favorite drink

I like visiting galleries while traveling. Recently I was in Berlin for a gallery weekend.

Sammlung Boros was an interesting place to visit as the building itself is already unique.

Open studio is a good place to go as well. You can see artist’s working space and at the same time you can get to know the artist.

If I say « paper » what is first coming to your mind?


Mention a quote you feel is creatively inspiring

“When nothing goes right, go left”.

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?


Topics and causes that matter to you?

Art, food & fashion…. + little bit of politics.




Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Alexander Mcqueen, Burberry

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