Kenya Hara "White"

Ginza Graphic Gallery

poster for Kenya Hara "White"

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Through a sophisticated beauty of simplicity, Kenya Hara continues to tackle challenging, unexplored issues in design.

This exhibition attempts to give insight into the process of elimination of all extraneous elements in order to understand the essential nature of things. It gives visitors a look into the core philosophy that drives Hara's practice as a designer, using the aesthetics or concept of "white" to examine numerous works created by returning to the bare essentials.

Using the concept of "white" as a lens through which to take a fresh look at many of his works, this exhibition highlights the way Kenya Hara perceives things. Works on display include the packaging for the new Kenzo Power fragrance; Hakkin saké from Obusedo in Nagano Prefecture; book designs for "A Single Volume", "Re-design" and "Haptic," which bring together works that he has produced; and the Tsukubai (stone wash basin) water feature into which water falls from above, changing first into transparent droplets, and finally disappearing as it swirls downward.



From 2008-10-07 To 2008-10-31

Opening Reception on 2008-10-07 from 17:30 to 19:00


Kenya Hara



takebayashi2: (2008-10-07 at 01:10)

henacyoko: (2008-10-23 at 00:10)


takatokyo: (2008-10-30 at 01:10)

tomomi: (2008-10-31 at 13:10)

Go if you want to see Hara's works from "Water" Exhibition at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT and/or "Tokyo Fiber" Exhibition at Spiral last year. If not, .... don't.

michael: (2008-11-01 at 00:11)

ggg always displays simple works more simply but more attractively.

special japanese fascination.


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