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HAPPENINGText: Taketo Oguchi

GHOST LIMITED EDITION, 2018 collaborated by Noritaka Tatehana, Photo: © Nacása & Partners

A group exhibitions were held by creators who continue to pursue borderless and free creativity, beyond the areas of design and art at “DESIGNART GALLERY @ Francfranc Forest” located in the center of the exhibition area. It showcased various works crossing the category such as lighting, interior, oil painting, media art, and fashion by talented youngsters selected by age UNDER 30 (young support project started this year).

HyperNature at spiral cafe, Photo: © Nacása & Partners

At the SPIRAL CAFE, a pop-up bar was opened and displayed art works by Perrier-Jouët. The art work “HyperNature” was exhibited skillfully using the color by an up-and-coming artist, Bethan Laura Wood was the first show off in the world. Spatial designer Mr. Kazunori Matsumura also directed a space like Perrier Joué.Filled with diverse colors. The work that showcased a moment of people gathered and enjoyed glasses of champagne at the foot was exhibited.

Glass speaker exponential at Fritz Hansen, Photo: © Nacása & Partners

A product designer Keita Suzuki showed a new glass speaker “Exponential” at Fritz Hansen Aoyama. He held the sound installation “60 sounds, 60’s spirits” by collaborating with Ichiro Yamaguchi of Sakanaction. The glass speaker which was produced in high quality by Sugawara Craft Glass Co., Ltd., and sensibility by Suzuki was exhibited together with Fritz-Hansen’s masterpiece furnitures and boasted high popularity during the exhibition.

In addition, many art galleries were participating in the event in Shibuya and Roppongi areas. Also the venue was scattered in Hiroo, Daikanyama, and in Naka-Meguro. The events were expanded widely, including the PAVILION and artless appointment gallery.

Although it is still held for the second time, as this year was planned at the same time with Fashion Week Tokyo, the anticipation of overseas press was high, and many foreign visitors joined. I hope that it will be established as an event to be promoted from Tokyo to the world and continue to grow its popularity further.

Date: October 19th – 28th,2018
Area: Omotesando, Gaien-mae/Harajuku, Meijijingu-mae/Shibuya, Ebisu, Daikanyama, Nakameguro, Roppongi, Hiroo
Organizer: DESIGNART Committee
Support: Arts Council Tokyo

Text: Taketo Oguchi
Translation: Satsuki Miyanishi

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