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On March 31, 2017, we will open Gallery 3, a new space to both commemorate the 10th anniversary of 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, and to anticipate the future.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT opened in March 2007, as a venue to think about everyday things and events and a variety of matters related to our daily lives, and to create various proposals and communicate numerous discoveries to the world through design. We have held various programs to date, including 34 exhibitions, which have been visited by a large number of people.

In March this year, we will mark our 10th anniversary. In order to develop the purpose of the activities we have pursued since our opening, we will open a new base for our activities, "Gallery 3."

Gallery 3 follows on from the existing Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 (the two exhibition spaces in the basement of the building). In Gallery 3, along with opening it to the general public, a variety of programs including exhibits, events, and workshops will be jointly realized through close collaboration with the people involved in design and also companies and educational, research, and cultural institutions in various countries.

This spring, as the opening program for Gallery 3, we are planning a number of programs that consider design, life, and the future of society, while looking on our ten years of activities.

Treasuring the journey we have experienced from our opening in 2007 to today and looking ahead, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will continue its activities to redirect our eyes even more broadly to our environs from the design point of view.


©Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3

Open: March 31 (Fri.), 2017
Design: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Exhibit space: 109.6m2 (ceiling height ~4.26m)
Structure: Reinforced concrete + Steel, 1 story

Exhibition view of "ATHLETE"

Photo: Keizo Kioku

Exhibition view of "Design Anatomy: A method for seeing the world through familiar objects"

Photo: Satoshi Asakawa

Exhibition view of "DOBOKU: Civil Engineering"

Photo: Keizo Kioku

Article on domus

Exhibition "Architect Frank Gehry 'I Have an Idea'" is coverd by Italian website "domus."
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The National Art Center, Tokyo
MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey

The National Art Center, Tokyo will hold an exhibition which focuses on the work of Miyake Issey, a designer and a 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Director, starting on March 16, 2016.

The National Art Center, Tokyo
"MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey"

Date: March 16 (Wed) - June 13 (Mon), 2016
Closed on Tuesdays, except May 3
Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00; 10:00-20:00 on Fridays
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Organized by: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Co-organized by: The Miyake Issey Foundation and Miyake Design Studio
With the support of: Issey Miyake Inc.
General Inquiries: (+81) 3-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)

The designer Miyake Issey has always looked to the future. He has continually explored new methods and technologies for making clothes since establishing the Miyake Design Studio in 1970. Miyake's clothing is rooted in research and development carried out by his design team, and based on the concepts of a piece of cloth and the relationship between clothing and the body. His work combines innovation with comfort to enliven our lives. This exhibition will allow viewers of all ages to experience the joy of making things through the work of Miyake Issey.

>>The National Art Center, Tokyo Website

Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?"
Everyone's Mesurement Vol.8 Koichi Yanagimoto

We asked 8 people who are active in various fields to describe the notions that spring to mind when presented with the themes of "units" and "gauges."


Photo: Keizo Kioku

"What is the value of money?" Koichi Yanagimoto

If hyper-inflation occurs, it requires several trillion yen just to buy a loaf of bread. Money no longer has any value and becomes cheaper than copy paper. Such notes with tremendous numbers of digits make us think about money and its value.

"Everyone's Mesurement" Special participants

  1. Kaoru Kasai
  2. Nobori Kiuchi
  3. Klein Dytham Architecture
  4. Fumiko Sakuhara
  5. Naomi Takayama
  6. Akira Minagawa
  7. Jasper Morrison
  8. Koichi Yanagimoto

Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?"
Everyone's Mesurement Vol.7 Jasper Morrison

We asked 8 people who are active in various fields to describe the notions that spring to mind when presented with the themes of "units" and "gauges."


Photo: Keizo Kioku

"Two Cylinders" Jasper Morrison

I found these two ebony or stained rosewood cylinders in a small town on the south coast of England. I asked the shopkeeper what they were and he said he didn't know, but two other people in the shop had an opinion. The first said that they were for drawing parallel lines, and the second one said that was a ridiculous idea (I agree), he told me that they were for measuring, possibly in house or ship building, to set the distance between parallel wooden beams, they are 15 and 18 inches long.

"Everyone's Mesurement" Special participants

  1. Kaoru Kasai
  2. Nobori Kiuchi
  3. Klein Dytham Architecture
  4. Fumiko Sakuhara
  5. Naomi Takayama
  6. Akira Minagawa
  7. Jasper Morrison
  8. Koichi Yanagimoto

Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?"
Everyone's Mesurement Vol.6 Akira Minagawa

We asked 8 people who are active in various fields to describe the notions that spring to mind when presented with the themes of "units" and "gauges."


Photo: Keizo Kioku

"SHIKIBUTSU" Akira Minagawa

When I decide to use a particular color, I do not rely on technical elements of colors, such as brightness, saturation, and hue; instead, I always associate human feelings and states of objects with colors.
Just like there is an infinite variety of animals, each color has its own characteristics and associated emotions.

"Everyone's Mesurement" Special participants

  1. Kaoru Kasai
  2. Nobori Kiuchi
  3. Klein Dytham Architecture
  4. Fumiko Sakuhara
  5. Naomi Takayama
  6. Akira Minagawa
  7. Jasper Morrison
  8. Koichi Yanagimoto

Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?"
Everyone's Mesurement Vol.5 Naomi Takayama

We asked 8 people who are active in various fields to describe the notions that spring to mind when presented with the themes of "units" and "gauges."


Photo: Keizo Kioku

"My measurement instrument is my human body." Naomi Takayama

When I experience how a dish tastes and find it delicious, I know how to cook it. Here, I collected recipes where we can measure ingredients without relying on tools, from my own literary works.

"Everyone's Mesurement" Special participants

  1. Kaoru Kasai
  2. Nobori Kiuchi
  3. Klein Dytham Architecture
  4. Fumiko Sakuhara
  5. Naomi Takayama
  6. Akira Minagawa
  7. Jasper Morrison
  8. Koichi Yanagimoto
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