Togo Murano "The Architecture and Interior Design"

Shiodome Museum | Rouault Gallery

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Togo Murano (1891-1984) is one of the most significant Japanese architects of the modern period, known for his design achievements based on a humanist perspective. He took on various styles, from avant-garde modernist design in the prewar era to dynamic yet delicately expressed design in the postwar era, in order to create architecture that would represent each city he worked in.
Above all, Murano's interior design is where one might best see his approach, aesthetic, and philosophy on architecture reflected all at once. He worked on a ship interior right before WWII, where he created a theatrical environment that is reminiscent of the bottom of the ocean, consisting of guest rooms and a tea room, full of meticulously thought-out details handcrafted by specialists, which one might not notice at first glance. All the furniture and fabrics have a touch of playfulness and were designed by the architect himself. From the blueprints and models, we can learn about the working process that transpired between him, his staff, and the artisans he worked with. This exhibition also introduces the garden at his residence, as well as his last project, the Tanimura Art Museum.
This exhibition looks closely into Murano's architecture and interior design, showcasing his blueprints, photographs, scale models, and furniture. Also, for the first time, Murano's ship interior, which was destroyed in the war, has been visualized and reconstructed through 3D computer animation. In addition, his sketch books, diaries, and other related personal effects are on display.



From 2008-08-02 To 2008-10-26


Togo Murano



tadaoh: (2008-10-03 at 11:10)



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