Secret Source of Inspiration: Designers’ Hidden Sketches and Mockups

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Director Kinya Tagawa is a design engineer at Takram, a firm actively engaging in developments of software, material objects, and the interactive arts. The show consists of sketches, drawings and mockups by current members of Japan Design Committee. Unlike final products, such behind-the-scenes items are rarely accessible to the public, and yet these “hidden parts” reveal important aspects of creativity.

Since its foundation in 1953, Japan Design Committee has contributed to development of the field by selecting outstanding products and holding exhibitions through its long and fruitful relationship with the Tokyo department store Matsuya Ginza. Prominent designers, architects, and critics serve on the committee pro bono, with currently 26 members, ranging in age from 40s to 90s. Tagawa is one of the youngest, pursuing new territories in design engineering. Interviews with all committee members will be delivered by Podcast in advance. There will also be lectures and discussion events.

[JJapan Design Committee Members]
Naoto Fukasawa (Product Designer) / Kenya Hara (Graphic Designer) / Keiko Hirano (Designer) / Takamichi Ito (Sculptor) / Hiroshi Kashiwagi (Design Critic) / Motomi Kawakami (Designer) / Toshiyuki Kita (Product Designer) / Atsushi Kitagawara (Architect) / Makoto Koizumi (Furniture Designer) / Kengo Kuma (Architect) / Masayuki Kurokawa (Architect / Product Designer) / Tetsuo Matsumoto (Architect / Interior Designer) / Shin Matsunaga (Graphic Designer) / Kaoru Mende (Lightning Designer) / Ryuji Mitani (Woodworker) / Kazufumi Nagai (Art Director) / Kazumasa Nagai (Graphic Designer) / Hiroshi Naito (Architect) / Ryu Niimi (Curator) / Taku Satoh (Graphic Designer) / Fumie Shibata (Product Designer) / Reiko Sudo (Textile Designer) / Yasuhiro Suzuki (Artist) / Kinya Tagawa (Design Engineer) / Toshiyuki Tanaka (Spatial Designer) / Shunji Yamanaka (Designer)

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Schedule

from November 22, 2019 to May 10, 2020
Open on December 24 (Tues) , February 11 (Tues) and May 5 (Tues). Closed December 26-January 3.

Fee

Venue Fee: Adults ¥1200, University Students ¥800, High School and Junior High School Students ¥500, Elementary School Students and under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 19:00
Closed on Tuesdays

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Address: Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Phone: 03-3475-2121

Direct access from Roppongi station on the Oedo and Hibiya subway lines, 3 minutes walk from Nogizaka station on the Chiyoda line

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