any tokyo 2013 design event
any tokyo 2013 design event any tokyo 2013 design event
nov 01, 2013

any tokyo 2013 design event

any tokyo 2013 design event
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design is destined to shape our lives. architecture, communication, fashion, 
interiors, products and robotics all stem from this field, all of which affect the way we live. from goods that have already gone into production, to forthcoming prototypes, to influential art projects – these things improve our ability to take action, create superior business models, raise societal issues, set about solving problems and fulfill the rich potentiality of living. this is all brought together in ‘any tokyo‘, an event presented during tokyo designers week which brings together applied design ideas and concepts under one roof. lead by tokyo-based art director arata murayama – responsible for creating the visual identity of ‘any tokyo’ – the program stands as a means of forming relationships across multiple disciplines.


from product design, to lighting installations, ‘any tokyo’ explores the boundaries of creativity in design
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general exhibition view
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‘the weight of blue’ vessels by outofstock, produced in collaboration with with freiherr von poschinger glasmanufacktur
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‘tensegrity prototype furniture’ by authagraph
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of the works on show are ‘tensegrity prototype furniture’ by authagraph. each object is much like a mathematical model waiting to be touched.


laser-sintered objects by daniel widrig
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daniel widrig resents a collection of laser-sintered, custom-made objects which merge notions of architecture, jewelry and fashion design. the intricate geometries, generated by tracing multiple paths around a fashion model’s body scan, were conceived and materialized in one seamless digital process.


‘coca-cola heritage glass’ by
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emmanuelle moureaux reinterprets coca-cola’s heritage glass’ by thomas meyerhoffer with a whimsical, colorful installation called ‘sparkling bubbles’. see more about this project on designboom here.


a view of furniture pieces being presented at ‘any tokyo 2013’
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‘lumio sf’ by max gunawan
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‘lumio sf’ by max gunawan is a rechargeable portable lamp full of boundless ideas. it takes its form from that of a hardcover book, which can be opened and closed in a similar manner, allowing users to control the intensity of light being emitted. see more about this project on designboom here.


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exhibition info:


‘any tokyo 2013’ participants:

■ daniel widrig ■ emmanuelle moureaux  × coca-cola heritage glass ■ fumie shibata × sakai sangyo ■ h220430 ■ hajime narukawa / authagraph ■ macoto murayama ■ mattiazzi ■ max gunawan ■ norimichi hirakawa nike fuelband ■ nosigner ■ outofstock ■ pablo pardo&dana cannam × ark trading, inc. ■ ryoji takahashi, akichika tanaka / vitro ■ torafu architects ■ yves beher


organization: any tokyo committee
production: masato tanaka
direction: akio aoki (miru design)
project management: maho masuzaki
PR/global communication management: mamie nishida
sponsors: nike japan, inc., coca-cola (japan) company limited.
special cooperation: itochu corporation
cooperation: creative tokyo, aoyama festival,aoyama shop owners association,shared terrace,british council
art direction/design: arata maruyama(&form)

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