Kata Kata is the brand created by two textile designers Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai, based in Tokyo. Their distinct animal characters – whales, orangutan, bears, bird and hyena – are formed from simple linework and a minimal colour palette screen printed onto fabrics using the traditional katazome technique. Their popularity has led to a range of stationery – cards and letters.
Classiky (or Kurashiki Design Planning company) makers of homewares with a quirky, fun aesthetic, have worked with Kata Kata to create a ceramics range - the animal characters and Kokeshi dolls. The ceramics maintain their naïve, hand-drawn style.