HAPPENINGText: Taketo Oguchi

During the exhibition, Omotesando Hills was called “DESIGNART GALLERY”. Some selected works were exhibited for the “UNDER 30” category – the programme that supports aspiring artists. Up-and-coming designers and artists from Japan and abroad exhibited their innovative works.

Works by Batten and Kamp from DESIGNART GALLERY (Omotesando Hills) © Nacása & Partners

New Zealand-born, Hong Kong-based design duo Batten and Kamp, was selected for UNDER 30. They exhibited a sculptural furniture installation consisting of a furniture collection and new experimental pieces.

“Not Implemented Error” by Ryota Akiyama from DESIGNART GALLERY (Omotesando Hills) © Nacása & Partners

Tokyo-based designer Ryota Akiyama, who was also selected for UNDER 30, exhibited his series “Not Implemented Error” – a collection of works that sought to find something new in response to the various errors that occur in his daily artwork.

“Hako Collection” by Toyooka Craft x Flavien Delbergue from DESIGNART GALLERY (Omotesando Hills) © Nacása & Partners

Paris-based designers Flavien Delbergue and Toyooka Craft were also selected for UNDER 30. Miyu Ikeda and Takuto Kurashima’s design unit M&T presented their new lighting work at Axis in Roppongi. Hiroki Furukawa presented “PAPER SKIN”, a work with a sheet-like structure composed of small paper parts threaded with strings and paper sides, at Bunkitsu in Roppongi.

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