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Life as art

— Berkeley


Renowned textile artist Kay Sekimachi has lived in her California home for over 50 years. And while it may not say much on the outside, indoors it’s a warm celebration of furniture and fabrics in which life very much imitates art.

Bob Stocksdale, Interior design, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts & Design, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

First-time visitors looking for the house of world-renowned fibre artist, Kay Sekimachi, might head to the typical Californian modernist house – it’s the only one that stands out on the otherwise nondescript Berkeley street. It must have happened before and hence she gives careful directions to head for the yellow-fronted duplex, sandwiched between bungalows and two-storey craftsman-style houses. Sekimachi opens the door, all five feet (at the most) of her and, though straight off a plane home from New Mexico – where she opened a show as part of…


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