Yusaku Kamekura

They refer to him as the Grandfather of Japanese Graphic Design. Yusaku Kamekura is considered one of Japanese greatest first generation designers.

Uncompromising perfectionist, visionary and the profession’s first undisputed leader, Yusaku Kamekura worked all his life to shape his reputation.


In the late fifties, Maharam sensed new opportunity and began supplying textiles for commercial interiors, helping pioneer the concept of contract textiles. Over the following three decades, the company flourished through a commitment to performance, value and service.

The fourth generation of the Maharam family has brought new definition and direction to the company, focusing on design and technology, and marrying past and present with textiles drawn from the archives of the twentieth century’s greatest creative talents, rich natural fiber textures, and next generation synthetics influenced by the latest runway trends.

Maharam has a relationship with A4studio based on a commitment to highly personal approach that breaks the computer generated aesthetic. Well respect designers have collaborated with Maharam over the years including Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Smith, Bruce Mau and Andree Putman. Maharam live in the same building as Ensequnce @ 251 Park Ave South, New York.