JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Milano 2018 English

 

JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Milano 2018

DESIGN ASSOCIATION npo will hold "JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Milano 2018”, which begins April 17 (Tue) at the SUPERSTUDIO in Italy. The content of the exhibition will fuse Japanese tradition and cutting-edge modern design. The traditional Japanese craft of Tsugaru lacquerware will have its own exhibition—a showcase held during HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK in Hirosaki city, and introducing award winners from worldwide design competition HIROSAKI APPLE DESIGN AWARD, held under the theme of “apple”. In “JAPAN DESIGN WEEK,” visitors will be able to view films of DESIGN WEEK events held in cities of Japan.

 

Outline

April 17-22, 2018 10:00~21:00 (except April 22, which will be open 10:00~18:00)
April 16, 2018 15:00~20:00
Venue: Superstudio

 

Address: Via Tortona, 27, 20144 Milano MI, Italy
Subway: Green line M2 P.ta Genova or S.Agostino
Bus: Lines 47 – 50 – 59 – 68 – 74 – 90/91
Website: http://www.superdesignshow.com/en/

 

 

 

Exhibition Contents - HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK

Hirosaki Tsugaru Nuri Design Project

A product developing project that aims for revival of Tsugaru Nuri with local craftsman. Since the new products are designed by Toshiyuki Kita who has a worldwide reputation, it is aimed to be marketable with a high degree of recognition. In addition, with bringing a profound effect from overseas, it also aims to expand domestic demand, and extend to the market in Japan.


Exhibition: Hirosaki City / Lacquerware Cooperative Association of Aomori Prefecture

Craftsman: Kubo Yuji, Ishioka Kenichi, Kobayashi Masakazu, Masukawa Yasuharu, Fukushi Takeaki, Amano Kotone, Akimoto Katsuhiko, Sawada Hiroshi, Kobayashi Shikki, Kon Wood

About Tsugaru nuri
The history of Tsugaru -nuri dates back to the Edo period, about 300 years ago. In 1975 it is officially designated as traditional crafts of the country. From painting the surface of Cypress tree, and repetition of sharpening and polishing, the solid and elegant lacquer ware is born after completing a long process of over forty steps for more than two months. The four types of techniques "Kara-nuri", "Nanako-nuri", "Monsha-nuri", and "Nishiki-nuri" have been handed down to the present.

Contact Info
Federated Cooperative of lacquer ware in Aomori prefecture

Web:http://www.tsugarunuri.org
Web:HIROSAKI Tugaru Nuri Design Project
Mail:info@tsugarunuri.org

HIROSAKI APPLE DESIGN AWARD 2017

HIRASAKI City, which prides itself with the best production of apples in Japan, organized an open call for designers on the theme of 'RINGO (Apples)'. The competition organized with the aid of the 'designboom' global platform, gathered 962 works from the 47 prefectures in Japan, in genres ranging from graphics design, art, product design, space design, and photography. We present you the short-listed works as nominated by a renowned panel of judges.

 

GOMA (Artist)
Born in Hirosaki City. After graduating from Tohoku Women's Junior College, entered Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts. On social media referred to as 'The Lassen of Japan', was invited to Miami, US. After returning to Japan, has not only been active on the professional art scene, but also participated in various events and TV Shows.

Apple's light
A lighter in the shape of an apple designed for calamities. Easy to turn on in case of emergency, and it also becomes a sign to inform on survivors' whereabouts. Can be even used to light up shelters and confer the necessary peace of mind and tranquility in extreme situations.

 

Manabu Aritsuka (Architect)
Born in Hirosaki. After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at Hiroshima University, he first worked at the Hiroshi Sambuichi architects office, and later established the Manabu Aritsuka Architect Atelier. He received numerous awards, including the 10th anniversary JIA Tohoku Housing Grand Prize 2016. In addition to designing houses, he is also working on projects involving people and living and regional development.

Apple box furniture project
Express the spirit of Aomori Prefecture by reusing former shipping boxes for apples in interior design. The wood itself becomes a fun promotion material as each plate tastes differently.


E-Mail:kochokoho@city.hirosaki.lg.jp
Web:More detail about HIROSAKI APPLE DESIGN AWARD


-TAKUMI Exhibition-

JAPAN DESIGN WEEK -Movie-

Local municipalities host original design week events utilizing the intellectual and creative resources of the region. This project aims to inspire regional pride and develop human resources by creating and transmitting original content with Design Week.


HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK -SAKURA-
place:Hirosaki city, Aomori prefecture

HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK -RINGO-
place:Hirosaki city, Aomori prefecture

ASUKA DESIGN WEEK
place:Kashihara city・Takatori-town・Asuka village, Nara prefecture

FUJISAWA DESIGN WEEK
place:Fujisawa city, Kanagawa prefecture

URESHINO DESIGN WEEK
place:Ureshino city, Saga prefecture

HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK -WINTER-
place:Hirosaki city, Aomori prefecture

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MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK
place:Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture