"Care for the People, Products for the People: Designs by Tadao Shimizu and His Friends" Exhibition

Tokyo Design Center

poster for "Care for the People, Products for the People: Designs by Tadao Shimizu and His Friends" Exhibition

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This exhibition is based on the concept of design being a cycle that begins in the imagination of people, is created by people, and the result of which are then returned to the people. By examining design from a perspective closer to the people, its diversity and potential is displayed.
As a product and environmental designer, Tadao Shimizu has devoted his efforts to the research and practice of comprehensive design from the diverse perspectives of universal design, community design, sustainable design and ecological design. He is an advocate of symbiotic environmental design. As a distinguished educator, Prof. Shimizu has also helped to develop the talents of many outstanding individuals.
Although planned to commemorate Prof. Shimizu’s retirement from Chiba University in March 2008, this exhibition is not a retrospective, but rather the declaration of a new beginning, and the first step in creating a platform for new activities to be pursued along with his group of friends.
Consequently, the exhibition is composed of three sections: 1) new work from Shimizu’s furniture design, which forms part of his activities; 2) examples of joint development design as a result of collaboration between the Environmental Design Laboratory led by Shimizu at Chiba University, and external organizations; and 3) the work of Prof. Shimizu’s former students.



From 2008-09-20 at 13:00 To 2008-09-28
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-20:00

Opening Reception on 2008-09-20 from 18:00 to 20:00


Tadao Shimizu et al.



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