Masakazu Kobayashi is a Japanese textile designer.
He studied at the University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan.
Between 1966 and 1975, he worked as a textile designer for Kawashima. He manifested traditional textile techniques and aesthetics in his work. He developed both production fabrics and large-scale fibre works.
The repeated lines and stripes of his 1982 Space Age fabric by Sangetsu evoked komon, a textile dyeing technique which uses paper patterns with small motifs. Other works suggestive of traditional weavings included 1977 W to the third power and, with threads suspended in a frame, 1979 Meditation.
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