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Restored + Aleks Pietrzykowska

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We’re proud to present you our very own Restored Furoshiki. We hope you’ll enjoy the art of wrapping as much as we do.

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be used in multiple ways for bundling or gift-wrapping all sorts of things. From books to flowers and bottles of wine. You can use it as a scarf, grocery bag or hang it on your wall. Anything is possible, really. Furoshiki is much more than just a piece of cloth, it’s a method that makes folding and wrapping into an easy and enjoyable process.

After rediscovering furoshiki we invited designer Aleks Pietrzykowska to create a contemporary interpretation of this traditional wrapping cloth. The Restored furoshiki is meant as a sophisticated alternative to plastic bags and wrapping paper. For us, good design balances tradition and innovation, functionality and beauty. Furoshiki opened our eyes to the endless possibilities contained in a single piece of fabric.

Riffing of of the infamous display of smileys and phrases such as ‘have a nice day’ and ‘thank you’ often found on plastic bags, Aleks envisioned what the streets outside would look like if everyone would carry around a Restored furoshiki.

The print makes the Furoshiki into a statement piece of cloth with a grid structure and marbled print in its center. Spiralling outward you’ll find a canopy of free floating doodles hinting at our own Restored logo. The whole print is framed by a nude coloured rim in marble followed by a thick black border.
Aleks’s aptness for functional design shines through in the monochromatic print. The square shaped fabric is sectioned of into triangles that aid the folding process while ensuring the furoshiki looks good no matter how it is folded.

Photography by Eva Roovers

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