Katsuji Wakisaka is a Japanese textile designer.  

Education

Between 1960 -1963 he studied textile design in Kyoto.

Textile, Bo Boo, 1975 designed by Katsuji Wakisaka - Cooper Hewitt
Textile, Bo Boo, 1975 designed by Katsuji Wakisaka – Cooper Hewitt
Textile design by Katsuji Wakisaka
Textile design by Katsuji Wakisaka

Biography

Between 1963 and 1965 he worked for Itoh, Osaka and, 1965 – 68 for Samejima, Kyoto. Between 1968 and 1976 he designed printed fabrics for Marimekko in Helsinki. From 1976 he executed patterns for printed and woven fabrications for Larsen, New York, and Wacoal Tokyo.

Textile length, 'Piano', cotton, designed by Katsuji Wakisaka, made by Marimekko, Finland 1972
Textile length, ‘Piano’, cotton, designed by Katsuji Wakisaka, made by Marimekko, Finland 1972

Exhibitions

Wacoal fabric was the subject of a 1980 exhibition sponsored by the Japan Design Committee, and included in 1983 to 1984 ‘Design Since 1945’ exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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