Time & Location
November 18th – 20th
17 Moultrie Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
About the event
Considered Objects is a project that creates handmade pieces using vintage kimonos and hand-developed textiles curated from local and international sources. It is inspired by an exploration of the connections formed between maker and object, object and wearer, and an appreciation for craftsmanship, artisanal process, and textile creation.
Sara Sakanaka, founder and creator of the label, explores how heritage and personal history can be passed down from generation to generation through the tradition of textiles. She offers an alternative approach to garment creation, driven by discovery, experimentation, and creative process.
At the upcoming Open Studio, you will have the opportunity to visit her studio and experience first-hand the unique, personalized, one-of-a-kind presence of each piece.
Free of charge
If you would like to schedule a studio visit, please contact us at the email address below.
Considered Objects is a thoughtful proposal for a design solution for the times. It is free of conventional definition and association and respects contributions to beauty, past and present, memory, and modernity. Sara Sakanaka, founder and creator of the label, is interested in the distinctive characteristics of slow, handmade, and labor-intensive craft practice and its potential to contribute to a more sustainable and emotionally lasting relationship with our objects.
Sara explores how heritage and personal history can be passed down from generation to generation through the tradition of textiles. She offers an alternative approach to garment creation, driven by discovery, experimentation, and creative process. Sara believes in the eternal companionship of a garment and its wearer, finding beauty in connection and a permanent presence.
Sara Sakanaka is a multi-dimensional creative who has spent more than a decade designing for geographically and culturally diverse fashion houses. As a student, Sara trained in New York at F.I.T. and in Florence at Polimoda. She caught the eye of Imitation of Christ founder Tara Subkoff who hired her right out of school. After IOC, Sara designed for Ports 1961 and served as HONOR’s head designer before working for a design house in Tokyo leading to a reconnection with her Japanese roots. In 2021, she founded Considered Objects, a self-funded design project inspired by her heritage and a re-evaluation of her aspirations and the future. The project speaks to Sara’s values and personal story: Childhood experience in Los Angeles, raised by a first-generation Japanese family leading traditional and creative lives, and learning to create things from what was around her at a young age. Sara creates handmade unique pieces from vintage kimonos, artisanal textiles, and textile remnants. She recovers gems of the past and recontextualizes them for future use and enjoyment. Connecting tradition, culture, and creativity, Considered Objects is a practice of giving meaning and a personal touch to the objects we use and wear in our daily lives.