NEWSText: Aya Shomura


From October 23rd, a furniture designer Makoto Koizumi‘s exhibition “The Power of Materials” will start at Granvista Gallery Sapporo. In his message, being put tips to feel what “design,” “manufacturing” and “materials” are.


Recent years, I’m twirling the field of manufacturing nationwide.
Rather than order to make “shape” as products,
with facing its site and taking advantage of
features technology, material, spirit, and regional characteristics,
I’m looking for manufacturing
that seems to be “I want to continue to create” with pride.

Materials ever I have met are various ones
such as woods, lacquers, ceramics, glasses, papers,
enamels, irons, bamboos, cloths, and tins.
And I feel a certain universality
about inevitable tools that were born from the power of materials.

Hope you use them familiar which the irreplaceable materials
born from this earth,
with more interesting and through “shape” as tools.

Makoto Koizumi Exhibition: The Power of Materials
Date: October 23rd – November 25th, 2014
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (October 21st, till 17:00)
Entrance: Free
Opening talk & reception: October 23rd, 18:30-20:10(reservation required, first 100 people)
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: Aya Shomura

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