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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.

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Art Design Stores

Drawing Iconic Muji

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Andrew has completed a fantastic project in which he’s drawn some of Muji‘s most iconic products. Here’s how he describes the project:

To celebrate 25 years of being in Europe, Muji asked me to draw 25 of their most iconic products. You can collect all of them as postcards, in stores all over Europe, as well as being part of an in store display coming soon.

Gotta catch ’em all! Pictured, the classic wall-mounted CD player, designed by Naoto Fukasawa.

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Design Events

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 the clocks in this post over at Designboom.

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Books Design Events

Without Thought

Designboom takes a look at the DMN Design Workshop Exhibition (Vol. 10) held during this past week’s design festivities, with the theme of “Box.” Directed by Naoto Fukasawa, the catalog for the show can be purchased online here.

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Design Events Photography

The Outline

The current show at the 21_21 Design Sight is “The Outline: The Unseen Outline of Things,” an exhibition of works by Naoto Fukasawa and photography by Tamotsu Fujii. It runs until January 31.