Secret Source of Inspiration: Designers’ Hidden Sketches and Mockups
Ends in 40 days
*21_21 DESIGN SIGHT is temporary closed for the prevention of the further spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This program will be reopened on June 1, 2020, by reservation only.
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)
from November 22, 2019 to September 22, 2020
Exhibition Hours 11:00-17:30, By appointment only.
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.
From 10:00 To 19:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.
Address: Midtown Garden, Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
5 minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo or Hibiya line, 5 minute walk from exit 1 at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line.