In the meanwhile, a joint exhibition “REBOOT” creates a boundary between design and art in response to architecture, making an opportunity to spread creativity from Japan to Italy, and the world held at Jasmac Aoyama designed by Aldo Rossi, one of the greatest architects from Italy.
“Digidelio” by Studiopepe from the REBOOT Exhibition (Jasmac Aoyama) © Nacása & Partners
Design office Studiopepe was founded by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, who design hotels, shops, brand showrooms, boutiques and private houses. They have caught eyes not only for their architecture and design but also for their art gallery exhibitions and installations. For this exhibition, they presented an installation called “Desiderio” (Desire), which consists of videos and objects that invite us to explore an imaginary constellation of stars.
Works by 9+1 from the REBOOT Exhibition (Jasmac Aoyama) © Nacása & Partners
“9+1” is a group of artists, designers and engineers who are pursuing unconventional expressions in the creative field; the group was supposed to present their work at the Milano Salone 2020. Based on the concept of “imagine and create the future possibility of craft in Takaoka, Toyama”, they create pieces that combine traditional craft techniques with art, design and technology by collaborating with traditional crafts from all over Japan. For this exhibition, the group collaborated with Toyama Glass Studio and incorporated their technology into their design, creating a completely new genre as a glass product.
Works by YOY from the REBOOT Exhibition (Jasmac Aoyama) © Nacása & Partners
YOY is a Tokyo-based design studio founded in 2011 by Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto. They design furniture, lighting and interiors based on the theme of “between space and object”. This year, they exhibited three new works – including lighting furniture and collaboration work with companies – that were also supposed to exhibit at Milano Design Week 2020.
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