Iede Takahiro Japanese, b. 1962

Born in Fukui Prefecture in 1962, Iede Takahiro is one of Japan’s leading Contemporary metal artists due to his innovative metal-weaving techniques. Iede draws inspiration from traditional Japanese bamboo basketry and weaves together colorful strips of rigid metals. He first heats and hammers each strip, then crimps it along its length to conform them, and painstakingly weaves the strips together starting at the center. In 2016, Iede received the Medal of Purple Ribbon for Artistic Achievement from the Japanese government.


Selected Exhibitions

2020 Japanese Metalwork Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York

          Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary | Florida 

          Asia Week | New York 

2019 Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition | Japan

2017 TEFAF | New York

2016 Spring Masters | New York

         Group Exhibition, EAF Monaco |  Monaco


Selected Public Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York 

Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Tokyo National Museum | Japan

National Museum Wales | UK

Manchester Art Gallery | UK