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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?

Plane.

Mention a quote you feel is creatively inspiring

“When nothing goes right, go left”.

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

Astronaut.

Topics and causes that matter to you?

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

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