Kazuhito Takadoi featured in DesignFizz

25/09/2015

Kazuhito Takadoi featured in DesignFizz

Minimal yet opulent, the craft pieces by UK-based Japanese talent Kazuhito Takadoi turn grass into art

BY CLAIRE BINGHAM

http://www.thedesignfizz.com/spotlight/2015/8/31/kazuhito-takadoi

Kazuhito Takadoi isn’t a garden designer. He isn’t a horticulturist. Nor is he a florist. An art-loving plant enthusiast, Takadoi weaves, embroiders and sews blades of grass into paper and turns them into something very different. With an eye for combining elegant design with a fascination for plants, Takadoi tends to his allotment – and then tends to his craft.

‘I grew up on the outskirts of Nagoya in Japan, which at the time was still quite rural,’ says Takadoi. ‘My grandparents were keen gardeners, so I picked up my interest from them. From a very young age I knew that I wanted to do something creative connected with nature.’
Having studied horticulture in Japan and the US before relocating to the UK, Takadoi enrolled on an Art and Garden Design degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. ‘I remember vi