CHIYOME studio's clean and minimalist perspective manifests through sharp lines, subtle color relationships and smart proportions. The company is committed to generating pieces that grow more beautiful with time and are the product of thoughtful engagement with the environment. In focusing on the careful selection of harmonious materials, the CHIYOME studio takes care to present small collections of items that speak the same visual language.
COLLECTION ONE is heavily influenced by Moroccan hand woven rugs, 1920s colorways and American craft heritage. It is a tactile exploration of spatial relationships within a familiar matrix. The quilt collection is an ongoing series of unique pieces that reinvent one of the earliest, utilitarian American art forms.
INAUGURAL COLLECTION FW12 draws references from modernist furniture, tents and A-frame houses. It meditates on the minimalist question: what is essential? It is motivated by the challenge of determining the simplest solutions. The line was developed as a counter-argument against the movement toward excessive decoration.
HOVER COLLECTION SS13 is a study of suspending bags between opposites: expected and unexpected materials, firm and flexible structure. The collection hovers on the line between traditional and non-traditional, calling into question the constraints of contemporary accessory conventions. What is possible when utilitarian materials are re-imagined through a luxury framework?
All CHIYOME products are proudly designed and manufactured in New York City, making use of primarily American materials. Each of our products has been passed through many hands, and the CHIYOME studio believes it is essential to maintain ethical standards in all stages of product development.
CHIYOME has firm aesthetic roots in the Japanese ancestry of its designer, Anna Lynett Moss, who founded the studio in 2012. The name belonged to her great-grandmother and is the first of three generations of CHI names in her family: Chiyome, Chiyeko, Chiyo.