NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Photo by Satoshi Asakawa

The hotel “Sapporo Grand Hotel” opened a new art gallery “Granvista Gallery Sapporo” in July 2013. The third exhibition ‘From “Thing” to “Relationship”‘ by Shigeru Uchida who is a representative interior designer in Japan. He have worked on from residential and commercial space, to furniture, industrial design, architecture, and regional development both nationally and internationally.

Originally the “thelf” is the thing we decorate something beyond its function of storing. People worried about what kind of books should they put on the double small shelf in a Shoin (drawing room) at Togudo in Jisho-ji (Ginkaku-ji) Temple. These are shelves to show people. Although these shelves became a interior element of a Shoin (drawing room) at Togudo beyond its function of a shelf. Since then, a variety of shelf is designed in the Edo period. Model of shelf as typified by “forty-eight shelf” is produced. Designed shelf variety such as birds shelf, Torii shelf, willow shelf, cherry shelf, plum shelf, trellis, dragon protect shelf, and fan shelf enrich the interior. This exhibition shows these kind of things designed as interior elements. (Shigeru Uchida)

Commemorative Speech/Reception
Date: October 31st
Opening hour: 18:30 – 19:30 (Speech), 19:30 – 20:30 (Reception)
Capacity of 100
Admission: Free (reservation is required)

Workshop “Sapporo Diary so far of Hibino”
Date: November 23rd, 2013
Hours: 13:00 – 18:00
Capacity of 30
Participation fee: 5000yen

Shigeru Uchida From “Thing” to “Relationship”
Date: October 31st – December 10th, 2013
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (December 10th till 17:00)
Entrance: Free
Place: Sapporo Grand Hotel, Grand floor lobby “Granvista Gallery Sapporo”
Address: Nishi 4-chome 1-jo Kita Chuo-ku Sapporo
Organized by Granvista Hotel & Resorts, Sapporo Grand Hotel
Tel: +81 (0)11 261 3311

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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