-- Interior Design, 10/31/2009 12:00:00 AM
We first showed Fabricteria Maki in 2004, in our April issue, which is always devoted to fashion. This placement was particularly fitting for Fabricteria, as its founder, Maki Yamamoto, studied fashion design in her native Tokyo before moving to New York in 1997. A decade later, she's made a name for herself in the interiors world with her couture-inspired textiles.
Perhaps channeling countrywoman and fellow artist Kazuko Miyamoto, Yamamoto's latest collection showcases yarn in its freest form. Consider Michi and Keito, which, she says, were "inspired by line drawings." Michi, "road" in Japanese, is a linen with cotton and wool detailing, available in navy, light gray, mustard, and red colorways. The fabric comes in a 60-inch width with an 18-inch repeat or custom sizes. Keito, Japanese for "knitting wool," comes in black on cream or the reverse. The linen sports long loopy lengths of wool yarn stitched at one end, and its 60-inch width has a 5-inch repeat.
A traditional Japanese method of tying inspired the three-dimensional Nejiri, a linen with two additional lengths of braided linen hand-stitched on its surface. It comes in cream paired with purple, green, tan, or burgundy, in a 60-inch width and 18-inch repeat. 212-304-0540; fabricteriamaki.com. circle 418