SOFT DIVIDER is an art project started by Mimoko Wakatsuki in 2018. The starting point of the project is the realization that mesh material is a divider that softly divides the world. This project is an experimental development focusing on the unique aesthetics and functionality of mesh materials.
SOFT DIVIDER had a presentation at Pechakucha Night Tokyo vol.166
Watch it here
The designer and Artist, Mimoko Wakatsuki, studied textile design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan. During her studies, she spent one semester at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she learned how to approach materials based on more conceptual research. After her studies she worked for fashion labels in bag design departments.
Since her university days, Mimoko has been fascinated by how people use clothing and other fabrics in their daily lives. In particular, the significance of mesh materials. One day, she needed a bag to organize her belongings, so she created one out of mesh fabric. Around the same time, the results of her years of research began to materialize.