Design

Architecture

Life as art— Berkeley

Preface

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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