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Designart Tokyo 2018 looks beyond 2021

Style & Design Oct 19, 2018

Designart Tokyo 2018 looks beyond 2021

by Mio Yamada

Designart, Tokyo's annual festival encompassing all creative genres, is a cornucopia of design-related presentations and exhibitions within galleries, shops and event spaces. Celebrating its second iteration at a larger scale this year, the festival has its eyes set on the future: beyond 2021 to ...

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

Style & Design Feb 25, 2017

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

by Sachiko Tamashige

Naoto Fukasawa is probably best known internationally for his designs for Muji, in particular for the wall-mounted CD player he created in 1999, which was featured in Gary Hustwit's popular 2009 documentary "Objectified." Now he remains a creative adviser for Muji, while still designing ...

'The Posters of Ikko Tanaka'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Apr 5, 2016

'The Posters of Ikko Tanaka'

by Kaori Kubo

April 5-June 19 Posters are designed to attract attention — the really good ones also tempt their viewers to buy or do something. Graphic designer Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) was arguably one of the best graphic designers in Japan, creating unique posters with bold geometric designs ...

'Zakka: Goods and Things'

Art Feb 16, 2016

'Zakka: Goods and Things'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Feb. 26-June 5 During Japan's postwar economic boom, the term "zakka," which literally means "uncategorizable things," was usually used for mundane everyday tools and objects such as kettles, brooms and buckets. Since then, it has evolved to mean miscellaneous goods of a much broader range ...