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Secret Source of Inspiration : Designers’ Hidden Sketches and Mockups
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21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold "Secret Source of Inspiration: Designers' Hidden Sketches and Mockups" from November 22, 2019. The director Kinya Tagawa is a design engineer at Takram, a firm actively engaging in developments of software, material objects and the interactive arts. The consists of sketches, drawings and mockups by current members of JAPAN DESIGN COMMITTEE. Unlike final products, such behind-the-scenes items are rarely accessible to the public, and yet 'hidden parts' reveal an important essence about creativity. Visitors will enjoy a stimulating and suggestive experience, especially powerful for the younger generation which is so reliant on digital tools for their work.

Since its foundation in 1953, JAPAN DESIGN COMMITTEE has contributed to development of the field by selecting outstanding products, and holding exhibitions through its long and fruitful relationship with Matsuya Ginza the department store in Tokyo. Prominent designers, architects and critics serve on the committee pro bono, with currently 26 members, ranging in age from 40s to 90s. Tagawa is one of the youngest, pursuing new territories in design engineering.

Interviews with all committee members will be delivered by Podcast in advance. We also plan lectures and discussion events with next generation. The exhibition will expand conventional frameworks to become a base for wide transmission of design information. We aim to be a node of connectivity for people across different generations and fields, and to provide everyone with the opportunity to assess the rich strains of Japanese design, so as to further future creativity.

*Images may differ from exhibits.

Date
November 22 (Fri), 2019 - March 8 (Sun), 2020
Venue
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 1 & 2
Closed
Tuesdays (Except December 24, February 11), December 26 - January 3
Time
10:00 - 19:00 (Entrance until 18:30)
Admission
General ¥1,200 / University Student ¥800 / High School Student ¥500 / Junior High School Student and under may enter for free
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Organized by
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION
Special Sponsor
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Special Supporter
Matsuya Co., Ltd.
Exhibition Director
Kinya Tagawa
Planning Associate
JAPAN DESIGN COMMITTEE
Graphic Design
Taku Satoh
Infographics Design
Hiroki Fujimaki (TSDO)
Space Design
Takashi Nakahara
Text
Takahiro Tsuchida
Film Production
DRAWING AND MANUAL
JAPAN DESIGN COMMITTEE Members
Naoto Fukasawa (Product Designer) / Kenya Hara (Graphic Designer) / Keiko Hirano (Designer) / Takamichi Ito (Sculptor) / Hiroshi Kashiwagi (Design Critic) / Motomi Kawakami (Designer) / Toshiyuki Kita (Product Designer) / Atsushi Kitagawara (Architect) / Makoto Koizumi (Furniture Designer) / Kengo Kuma (Architect) / Masayuki Kurokawa (Architect / Product Designer) / Tetsuo Matsumoto (Architect / Interior Designer) / Shin Matsunaga (Graphic Designer) / Kaoru Mende (Lightning Designer) / Ryuji Mitani (Woodworker) / Kazufumi Nagai (Art Director) / Kazumasa Nagai (Graphic Designer) / Hiroshi Naito (Architect) / Ryu Niimi (Curator) / Taku Satoh (Graphic Designer) / Fumie Shibata (Product Designer) / Reiko Sudo (Textile Designer) / Yasuhiro Suzuki (Artist) / Kinya Tagawa (Design Engineer) / Toshiyuki Tanaka (Spatial Designer) / Shunji Yamanaka (Designer)

(As of September 30, 2019)

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Directors
Issey Miyake, Taku Satoh, Naoto Fukasawa
Associate Director
Noriko Kawakami
Manager of Development & Programs
Takako Nakahora
Program Officer
Masumi Ishii