Kuniko Maeda is a Japanese artist based in London, who works mainly with paper, leather and textiles to create handmade jewellery, artworks, and installations for public and private space. She specialises in sustainable textile design and incorporates Japanese traditional techniques and digital technology. By exploring the possibility of materials and their unique properties, she allows the materials to speak and embrace natural formed abstraction.
She derives her inspiration from our daily surroundings and everyday objects, which tend to be overlooked and forgotten in a hectic urban life.
Spotted Award Winner, Top Drawer S/S 2019
Colour in Design Awards 2018, One to Watch
Zealous Emerge Craft Prize2018 Finalist
Lexus Design Award 2017 Panel Finalist
Crafts Magazine, Issue 287 March/April 2021
Attrie Accessories Magazine , May/June 2019
Materia , November 2017
Inside Artists issue7, December 2016