Tokyo Fiber ’09

Top designers descended on Roppongi for the opening night.

poster for

"Tokyo Fiber '09 Senseware" Exhibition

at 21_21 Design Sight
in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
This event has ended - (2009-09-18 - 2009-09-27)

In Photo Reports by Maurizio Mucciola 2009-10-06

The exhibition 'Tokyo Fiber '09 – Senseware' opened at 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi on September 17 with a reception party filled with artists, designers and architects.

One of the designers from theater products explains their expanding tea table filled with air.

The sign welcoming people at the exhibition entrance is made of water drops creating the word 'senseware', by Hara Design Institute + Atelier OMOYA.

A detail of the 'light penetrable' transparent concrete pavilion by Kengo Kuma &
Associates.

In front of the paper lantern by Nendo that blew up like a balloon.

Cocoon cradle welcoming a newborn baby, a stunning design by Kosuke Tsumura made from tunable nonwoven fabric.

Ultra lightweight backpack 'teardrops' are made of triaxial woven fabric by Ross Lovegrove.

Mask modelled in the face of human and animal by mint designs.

The 'breathing mannequin frame' by Yasuhiro Suzuki is modeled on the shape of the designer’s body.

A detail of the bench made of plastic optical fiber by Gwenael Nicolas (CURIOSITY).

Planter for moss wafting in midair by Maketo Azuma. The vegetation grows directly on a biodegradable fabric.

People enjoying the party drinking cold white wine, and sake in bottles designed by Hara design.

Designer Nendo discussing the exhibition with architects from Kengo Kuma office.

Kenya Hara (right), the famous designer, organized and curated the exhibition, which was seen in April at the Milan Salone del Mobile.

Mr. Hara from above.

Maurizio Mucciola

Maurizio Mucciola. Born in Italy in 1977, studied architecture in Milan (and Lisbon for a year). After working in different architecture and landscape design firms he decided to go back to school and spent a year and a half at the architecture school of Columbia University in New York, while at the same time collaborating and shooting photos for "Volume Magazine". Then one year in Rotterdam at the Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture before he finally landed in Tokyo in January 2009 to work at Kengo Kuma & Associates Architects. Architecture really absorbs most of its time, but sometimes he likes to take in the city and go around art galleries and museums, and try to catch Tokyo through a Nikon camera. » See other writings

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