Last Updated:Oct 19, 2009

Tokyo Fiber ’09

Top designers descended on Roppongi for the opening night.

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.
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.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

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

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

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.
In front of the paper lantern by Nendo that blew up like a balloon.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

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

Ultra lightweight backpack 'teardrops' are made of triaxial woven fabric by Ross Lovegrove.
Ultra lightweight backpack 'teardrops' are made of triaxial woven fabric by Ross Lovegrove.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

Mask modelled in the face of human and animal by mint designs.
Mask modelled in the face of human and animal by mint designs.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

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

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

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

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

Designer Nendo discussing the exhibition with architects from Kengo Kuma office.
Designer Nendo discussing the exhibition with architects from Kengo Kuma office.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

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

Mr. Hara from above.
Mr. Hara from above.
Photo: Maurizio Mucciola

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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.

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