April 2015 (8)

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

Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?"
Everyone's Mesurement Vol.4 Fumiko Sakuhara

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

"Styling and Loadage" Fumiko Sakuhara

Some parts of the daily jobs of interior stylists involve tasks that are quite similar to moving house. We borrow goods from many stores, from small articles to furniture, in order to take photos. Although I handle many products, I always have specific styling plans for them in my mind. For me, the operations of measuring are tied to my experience and senses.

"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.3 Klein Dytham Architecture

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

"Human Scale" Klein Dytham Architecture

We live and work in spaces and subconsciously measure them all the time with our own body. As architects designing these spaces we need to give them dimensions in millimeters and meters, but to confirm we actually crosscheck the sizes with familiar dimensions around us in our own office. During a meeting with a client, who is less familiar with dimensions, we try and give visualizations with sizes they know.

The model in the exhibition helps you visualise the size of our office in terms of familiar objects.
- Artek stools
- Offices desks
- Tatami mats
- Mini cars
- Yamanote train carriage in rush hour

"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.2 Nobori Kiuchi

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

"'Sōseki Kenkyu Nenpyo' of 'Zenshū by Sōseki Natsume' (Masahito Ara, Shueisha)"
Nobori Kiuchi

Sōseki made his debut in the pioneering days of the unification of the written and spoken language and left several works that are now considered to be of monumental importance behind. Study the footsteps of a person you admire and measure your present self against the exploits of that person; the biggest appeal of these so-called chronological tables may be that they allow you to engage in a dialogue with people who lived in different eras.

"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

Article on domus

Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?" is coverd by Italian website "domus."
http://www.domusweb.it/en/design/2015/03/02/measuring_this_much_that_much_how_much_.html


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Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?"
Everyone's Mesurement Vol.1 Kaoru Kasai

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

"8ugust" Kaoru Kasai

I had a hard time memorizing the names of the months in English. One time, however, I suddenly got a great idea: replace the first letter of the name of each month with the corresponding number. In this way, I was able to memorize the appearance of the written characters, and I have been able to pronounce the names of all twelve months fluently ever since (I especially felt 8ugust has the most beautiful appearance).

"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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