The Exhibition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the au Design project "INFOBAR" designed by Naoto Fuakasawa, a product designer.
The world of digital technology has changed dramatically over the past 20 years, and now we hear a lot of new technologies which may offer us many benefits like XR, metaverse, blockchain, generative AI, and many others. At the same time, however, new technologies may also bring us a "happy feeling" in our daily lives.
With this in mind, in this exhibition, a prototype of the generative AI mascot "Ubicot," designed by Fukasawa, is exhibited as a new product that inherits the spirit of the au Design project's cherished phrase, "Every day, every time I see it, every time I hold it in my hand, I feel a little happier." Also a prototype of the first-generation INFOBAR-shaped Apple Watch case, the "METAVERSE WATCH concept" both designed by Fukasawa and the video by Yugo Nakamura are shown in the gallery. INFOBAR 20th anniversary goods are on sale at 21_21 NANJA MONJA (21_21 SHOP) except for Tuesdays.
- November 23 (Thu) - December 10 (Sun), 2023
- 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3
- Open every day
- 10:00 - 19:00 (December 10 until 17:00)