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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display

KURADASHI AT DESIGNART tokyo 2021

 

in collaboration with crowdfunding service ubgoe, DESIGNART tokyo 2021 presents an exhibition where viewers can buy objects that aren’t even available on the market. curated by japanese designer jin kuramoto, the ‘KURADASHI’ exhibition features a diverse array of works by creators from japan and around the world, including jo nagasaka, fumie shibata, teruhiro yanagiharakazuhiro yamanaka, yusuke seki, daisuke motogi, we+, tomoko azumi, and many more.

 

KURADASHI is on view at the world kita aoyama building in tokyo until october 31, 2021. designboom was at the exhibition opening to take a look around the items on display.

KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
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a rare opportunity to see creators’ initial ideas

 

described as a ‘creative market’, KURADASHI hosts a rare selection of works, most of which are prototypes. whether they were results of trial and error or treasured works that simply never made it out of the atelier, the pieces give a rare insight into the designers’ creative process. 

 

KURADASHI curator jin kuramoto commented on the importance of prototypes and trial and error, ‘most prototypes are unsuccessful, but there is a 1% correct answer in them. the prototype is a seed of ideas that contain the designer’s will and hopes. so many creators don’t throw them away and keep them in a safe place.’

 

all the exhibited items are available to purchase online via ubgoe.

KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
jin kuramoto

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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
#2 by sho ota

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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
a different corner by kazuhiro yamanaka

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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
ignorance is bliss by satoshi itasaka

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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
‘curve’ – seating (s-)tool flexibility / mind and stiff by øivind slaatto

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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
sofa by fumie shibata

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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
oblique – wood and cloth box by gen suzuki

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KURADASHI is an exhibition of prototypes where you can buy the objects on display
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bulge lines gray and red by norihiko terayama<br> image © designboom
bulge lines gray and red by norihiko terayama
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bulge lines gray and red by norihiko terayama<br> image © designboom
bulge lines gray and red by norihiko terayama
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swirl by we+<br> image © designboom
swirl by we+
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swirl by we+<br> image © designboom
swirl by we+
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a 'leaves' curtain, green tinted by claesson koivisto rune<br> image © designboom
a 'leaves' curtain, green tinted by claesson koivisto rune
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a 'leaves' curtain, green tinted by claesson koivisto rune<br> image © designboom
a 'leaves' curtain, green tinted by claesson koivisto rune
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horizontal zigzag vase, zagzagogetti, portaogetti ii by victoria wilmotte<br> image © designboom
horizontal zigzag vase, zagzagogetti, portaogetti ii by victoria wilmotte
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horizontal zigzag vase, zagzagogetti, portaogetti ii by victoria wilmotte<br> image © designboom
horizontal zigzag vase, zagzagogetti, portaogetti ii by victoria wilmotte
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tombo ride by baku maeda<br> image © designboom
tombo ride by baku maeda
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tombo ride by baku maeda<br> image © designboom
tombo ride by baku maeda
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image © designboom
image © designboom
triangle high stool by ddaa / daisuke motogi<br> image © designboom
triangle high stool by ddaa / daisuke motogi
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schemata architects' works<br> image © designboom
schemata architects' works
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schemata architects' works<br> image © designboom
schemata architects' works
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schemata architects' works<br> image © designboom
schemata architects' works
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ignorance is bliss by satoshi itasaka<br> image © designboom
ignorance is bliss by satoshi itasaka
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ignorance is bliss by satoshi itasaka<br> image courtesy of the designer's instagram
ignorance is bliss by satoshi itasaka
image courtesy of the designer's instagram
t-bench by wataru kumano<br> image © designboom
t-bench by wataru kumano
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t-bench by wataru kumano<br> image © designboom
t-bench by wataru kumano
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vannfall by jin kuramoto<br> image © designboom
vannfall by jin kuramoto
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small step, giant leap by ryohei yoshiyuki<br> image © designboom
small step, giant leap by ryohei yoshiyuki
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small step, giant leap by ryohei yoshiyuki<br> image © designboom
small step, giant leap by ryohei yoshiyuki
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crack and shrink _ volca, btf by ryota akiyama<br> image © designboom
crack and shrink _ volca, btf by ryota akiyama
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crack and shrink _ volca, btf by ryota akiyama<br> image © designboom
crack and shrink _ volca, btf by ryota akiyama
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land top test 01 and 02 'kirikabu and log planter' by gelchop <br> image © designboom
land top test 01 and 02 'kirikabu and log planter' by gelchop
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void by gabriel tan<br> image © designboom
void by gabriel tan
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soyuz by keiji ashizawa<br> image © designboom
soyuz by keiji ashizawa
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foresta di gemma 0002, 0008 and 0017 by mina perhonen<br> image © designboom
foresta di gemma 0002, 0008 and 0017 by mina perhonen
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paper-wood chair by drill design<br> image © designboom
paper-wood chair by drill design
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paper-wood chair by drill design<br> image © designboom
paper-wood chair by drill design
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#2 by sho ota<br> image © designboom
#2 by sho ota
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a different corner by kazuhiro yamanaka<br> image © designboom 
a different corner by kazuhiro yamanaka
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a different corner by kazuhiro yamanaka<br> image courtesy of the designer's instagram
a different corner by kazuhiro yamanaka
image courtesy of the designer's instagram
right angle mirror by daniel rybakken<br> image courtesy of the designer's instagram
right angle mirror by daniel rybakken
image courtesy of the designer's instagram
the geometrist by tomoko azumi<br> image courtesy of the designer's instagram
the geometrist by tomoko azumi
image courtesy of the designer's instagram
sofa by fumie shibata<br> image © designboom
sofa by fumie shibata
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sofa by fumie shibata<br> image courtesy of the designer's instagram
sofa by fumie shibata
image courtesy of the designer's instagram
sofa by fumie shibata<br> image courtesy of the designer's instagram
sofa by fumie shibata
image courtesy of the designer's instagram
oblique - wood and cloth box by gen suzuki<br> image © designboom
oblique - wood and cloth box by gen suzuki
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image © designboom
image © designboom
view into the exhibition<br> image © designboom
view into the exhibition
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project info:

 

exhibition name: KURADASHI — the archetypes —

venue: world kita aoyama building, 3-5-10 kita aoyama, minato-ku, tokyo, japan

dates: october 22 — october 31, 2021

exhibitors: ryota akiyama, keiji ashizawa, tomoko azumi, anker bak, satoshi itasaka/h220430, we+, victoria wilmotte, øivind slaatto, gabriel tan, wataru kumano, claesson koivisto rune, jin kuramoto, gelchop, fumie shibata, sho ota, gen suzuki, yusuke seki, daniel rybakken, norihiko terayama, drill design, jo nagasaka/schemata architects, shigeki fujishiro, baku maeda, yoshiki matsuyama, mina perhonen, daisuke motogi, teruhiro yanagihara, kazuhiro yamanaka, yoy, and ryohei yoshiyuki

curator: jin kuramoto

planning: DESIGNART

support: ubgoe inc.
coordinator: takuto imagawa

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