Exhibition "The Original"
March 3 (Fri), 2023 - June 25 (Sun), 2023
This Exhibition gathers designs that have exerted a deep influence on daily life. These we define as The Original. The Original, however, does not only signify the "beginning" of a history of making. Its role is also to stimulate and challenge later designers. The Original is endowed with a fascination to ensure its lasting influence, and its essence will remain long afterwards.
Some 150 products designated as The Original are exhibited, selected by three forefront figures in today's design world, Takahiro Tsuchida, Naoto Fukasawa and Kaoru Tashiro. The items range from furniture, tableware, and textiles to toys. Accompanying the objects they have chosen are images and texts, explicating the works. The exhibition philosophy is laid comprehensibly and enjoyably.
Exhibition Director: Takahiro Tsuchida
Exhibition "Material, or "
July 14 (Fri), 2023 - November 5 (Sun), 2023
In this exhibition, we think that a material, which did not have a particular meaning beforehand, is assigned meaning relating it to a thing and becomes a subject through its relationship to people or other living creatures. At heart, meaning should be a thing that manifests itself through dialogue with materials. In modern society, a small cohort of people are engaged in design, creating meaning, but for most people, it has become difficult to engage in dialogue with materials.
In this modern world that creates so many problems with the environment, we need to engage in creating a deeper, physical dialogue, one that includes the sustainability of the ambient natural and social environments, by peeling away the subject in favor of a primordial sense of the material from which it was derived.
Exhibition Director: Satoshi Yoshiizumi (TAKT PROJECT)
Photo: Masaya Yoshimura / Nacasa&Partners, Inc.
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
Photo: Sohei Oya / Nacasa&Partners, Inc.
Exhibition "ZAKKA -Goods and Things"
February 26 - June 5, 2016
Photo: Keizo Kioku
Exhibition "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?"
February 20 - May 31, 2015
Photo: Satohi Asakawa
Exhibition "KOME : The Art of Rice"
February 28 - June 15, 2014