Another promising event in this year’s “Deutschland in Japan” calendar of projects.
This is a collaboration between the architecturally impressive, castle-like Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany, and Matsushita Electric Works, the headquarters of which are located in an equally impressive highrise building in Tokyo. While German industrial design is primarily known for emphasizing a product’s solid quality, this time students of the university present to the electric-appliance maker design concepts on the theme “beauty”. Exhibited for a month at Matsushita’s showroom are eleven results including suggestions for lighting and home appliance designs. It will be interesting to see what came out of this approach on a global topic from two different local perspectives. (REALTOKYO)