The Boundary Between Kogei and Design

That’s the name of an exhibition taking place at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (until March 20), curated by Naoto Fukasawa (one of my favorite designers, and I still think the Neon is the best mobile phone I’ve owned). The Japan Times interviews him about the show, which compares modern design to crafts.

Cuckoo Clock by Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa developed the cuckoo clock seen above for a collaborative project between Isetan and the moreTrees forest conservation NPO — the clock is made of timber from over-planted forests. During Tokyo Design Week, Isetan Living hosted an exhibition that saw 50 artists and designers offer their take on the clock — you can see […]