Chilewich Placemat – Kimono
The New York based designer Sandy Chilewich is founder and creative director of Chilewich | Sultan LLC, a company managed with her partner and husband Joe Sultan. For the last three decades and with two distinct businesses, Chilewich has reinterpreted underutilized and overlooked manufacturing practices. Sandy’s designs have transformed the way floors and tables are dressed in homes and in restaurants around the world.
With its sequence of angled, layered, and reflected linear forms, this multifaceted weave takes inspiration from the traditional Japanese kimono, including the set method for constructing the garment out of a single bolt of fabric, its distinctively wrapped front, and the precise folding technique used to preserve it when not in use.