Within the exhibition an example of contemporary work by each of the 16 designers(8 UK, 8 Japanese) is presented alongside a ‘fragment’ of their consciousness in the shape of a single object; through this the exhibition examines the designers’ inspiration, and the connections between their respective social backgrounds.
Date: 10 January 2013 – 25 January 2013
Venue: Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NB
Participating designers: (UK) Moritz Waldemeyer / Ismini Samanidou / Paul Cocksedge / Max Lamb / Geoffrey Mann / Helen Amy Murray / Hannah Martin / Benjamin Hubert / (JP) Makoto Orisaki / Kouichi Okamoto / Jo Nagasaka / Ryuji Nakamura / Risa Fukui / Yuri Suzuki / Maiko Kurogouchi / Koichi Futatsumata
Information: http://www.mark-ing.info http://www.dajf.org.uk/news http://www.libbysellers.com
Organised: British Council E&Y Co.,Ltd.
Supported: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Curation: Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa Max Fraser
Art Direction & Design: Fumikazu Ohara
Exhibition coordination: Taku Sato
Planning: Manami Yuasa(Head of Arts, British Council Japan) Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa(E&Y Co., Ltd.)
Koichi Futatsumata here announces the founding of “KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO” to represent his furniture/product/object designing activities. “CASE-REAL” will continue on with its projects specializing in interior, architectural design with Futatsumata and his elite partners. The base(Fukuoka and Tokyo) will be shared and there will be no changes in the address, however individual web-sites/e-mail address/phone numbers will be set. Please refer to each web-site for further details.
22[tu:tu:] Hybrid Tube Amplifier(2009, EK JAPAN) designed by Futatsumata was selected as a permanent collection(architecture + design) of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art(SFMOMA).
Date : August 27, 2011 – February 20, 2012
Venue : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), USA
Information : http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/434