Object Timeline

2006

  • Work on this object began.

2018

2019

  • You found it!

Textile, Fogland, 2006

This is a Textile. It was designed by Akira Minagawa and made for minä perhonen. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is foundation 60% cotton, 40% rayon; yellow pile 100% cotton; gray pile 100% rayon and its technique is jacquard weave with supplementary warp pile (velvet). It is a part of the Textiles department.

Akira Minagawa’s clothing brand, minä perhonen, is noted for its delicate, poetic fabrics, which are designed by Minagawa himself. Many of the fabrics are manufactured in Japan, and the designer collaborates closely with textile producers to showcase exquisite craftsmanship. Minagawa has been designing patterned velvets since 2007. Fogland, his first velvet design, is an atmospheric rendering of scattered birds perched in bare golden trees, surrounded by a silvery fog rendered in shiny rayon yarn. The design was used for both apparel and interiors.

This object was donated by minä perhonen. It is credited Gift from MINA CO., Ltd..

Its dimensions are

H x W: 332.7 × 138.4 cm (10 ft. 11 in. × 54 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Fogland, 2006; Designed by Akira Minagawa (Japanese, b. 1967); foundation 60% cotton, 40% rayon; yellow pile 100% cotton; gray pile 100% rayon; H x W: 332.7 × 138.4 cm (10 ft. 11 in. × 54 1/2 in.); Gift from MINA CO., Ltd.; 2018-2-3

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1158862587/ |title=Textile, Fogland, 2006 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 October 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>