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Maki works with industry’s top architectural firm, Peter Marino Architects. The most recent and notable collaboration is a 16 panel “fabric-painted wall” installation for Guerlain Paris flagship store.

At first glance these walls of classic wainscoting panels appear to be hand painted using bold brush strokes. As one gets closer however, the brush strokes begin to have another dimension. It is because they are not painted – rather the strokes are fabrics cut and hand sewn on to a base panel. Maki describes the creation process at her studio in NYC, “Cutting fabrics was very important because each shape needed to have the qualities of a hand-painted stroke with a gradual thickness, shadows and highlights like as in oil painting. It was really an interesting creation process.” Maki continues working with Peter Marino Architect on high-fashion retail projects.

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