Since the 1980s, Issey Miyake has believed in the necessity of a design museum in Japan, and has discussed its importance with Isamu Noguchi, Ikko Tanaka, Shiro Kuramata, Tadao Ando and other creators.
Following an article that he contributed to a newspaper in 2003, "Time to Create a Design Museum" , 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT opened in Tokyo Midtown on March 2007, with great support from Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. and others. To date, the venue has hosted exhibitions that take subjects close to us, like chocolate, water, man, nature, and bones, as their themes to turn our eyes toward society and make us think about the future.

Tadao Ando, Isamu Noguchi, Issey Miyake
May 13. 1988, at Pace Gallery in New York from left:Tadao Ando, Isamu Noguchi, Issey Miyake

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