Hikaru Noguchi moved to England from Japan in 1989 to study constructed textiles, specialising in knit, having previously taken a degree in graphic design at Musashino Art University in her native Tokyo. Finding a measure of artistic freedom and stimulation in England which she had not found in Japan, she stayed on after completing her studies at Middlesex University to take up knitted textile design work, developing new and innovative textiles for furnishings, scarves, bags and garments.

This direction has led to her collaboration with a number of British designers including Tom Dixon, Top Shop and projects for Barneys, Browns, Paul Smith women, Takashimaya New York and many other stores.

Her work has developed to mix texture, colour and hand knit qualities. With influences from traditional knit patterns and techniques, such as fair- isle, Aran, embroidery and stripe. Sources of inspiration are diverse, from flea markets all over the world to paintings of De Chirico. She seeks a look that is both sophisticated and quirky, achieved through unusual juxtapositions of colour and texture. Throughout, her fundamental theme is one of joie de vivre.

Hikaru has participated in many shows and exhibitions all over the world, and her work is sold in boutiques and department stores in London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and elsewhere.

野口 光 略歴



卒業制作で作った一連のフェルト化させた編み地を張ったアームチェア、スツールやクッションが、インテリア紙の”ワールド オブ インテリア”のベストワークに選ばれ、またイギリスを代表する家具デザイナーのトム デクソン氏と共作するなど、ニット地のインテリア小物ブームのさきがけとなる。

1995年に英国工芸協会(CRAFT COUNCIL)の新人デザイナーをサポートする事業設立助成金受賞者に選ばれ、また登竜門であるチェルシークラフトフェアー にも出展するようになる。そしてバーニーズN.Yや、TAKASHIMAYA NEW YORKなどに、オリジナルのニット地を中心とした、インテリア、ファッション小物を制作、 卸しを始める。

以来ニューヨーク、東京、ロンドンを中心に、世界10ヶ国、約150店が HIKARU NOGUCHIの商品を扱っている。


HIKARU NOGUCHI TEXTILE DESIGN (HNTD) offers a visible darning repair service for moth eaten hole or worn and tear damaged Hikaru Noguchi products other than gloves.
To make use of the visible darning repair service:
1: Please send a picture of the damaged product, clearly showing the damage, to HNTD at: The size of the damage should be smaller than a 5p coin as it is not practical to repair larger holes or tears.
2: HNTD will let you know if the item can be repaired and, if so, give you an estimate of the time it will take to repair the item. It may take 4-8weeks.
3: If the item is repairable, we will ask you to send it to us (at your cost) in either the UK or Japan.
HNTD cannot accept any responsibility if the item is of lost in the post, so we recommend that you send it by registered post or other trackable method.
4: HNTD will return the darned product to the sender by recorded post at our cost.

It is important to understand that this is a VISIBLE darning repair service which means that the repaired area will be clearly visible on the item. We do this because we think that visible repairs make items more interesting and unique. The choice of colour and the stitch used for the repair are in our discretion. You can see examples of our stitch work on Instagram at: hikaru_noguchi_design

HIKARU NOGUCHI TEXTILE DESIGN(HNTD)では、hikaru Noguchiの商品(手袋を除く)の 虫食いや着古しによるダメージを補修する装飾ダーニングサービスを実施しております。
この補修サービスで行われる修繕方法は装飾ダーニングと呼ばれる修繕箇所に地の色とはコントラストのある毛糸を使って、あえて目立たせるような手法のものです。HNTDはhikaru noguchiの商品には、この手法で繕うほうが魅力的であると考えます。装飾ダーニングで使う毛糸の色はHNTDの判断にお任せください。装飾ダーニングの数々の用例が弊社のインスタグラム Hikaru_noguchi_designで紹介されています。是非こちらを参考にご検討ください。