installation : PAST
This space imitates the space of arches and pillars, the classic type of architecture, using cables and lampshades used in the construction site.Originally, the space of arches and pillars is built up from the ground against the gravity.But, in this space, the pillars that originally support the weight of the arches are suspended in the air. And these arches do not collapse if they are cut off in the middle because the arch and pillar-like objects are just the set of the cables and lampshades hanging independently from the ceiling.However people lay the common image of arches and pillars on this space. Therefore they feel the lampshades for construction sites as the decoration of the pillars, and feel amputated arches and suspended pillars unnatural. These feelings show us the strength of the images or fixed ideas we hold toward the common figure.
The cable and lampshade are the material inspired by denim.
Denim derived from the work wear and has evolved into fashion item. And its history is the creation of new sense of beauty and value, like“decolorization,”“vintage,” etc. My proposal is another try to show the new sense of beauty hiding in rugged material.
Masaaki Takahashi / BRIZHEAD (Curator)
Masaaki Takahashi is an independent writer and editor specializing in design,architecture, art, and culture. He is a regular contributor to AD:Architectural Design, Interior Design, FRAME and Mark magazines. His work also appears in other international publications such as Interior Design, Blueprint, Design Report, IdN, MONITOR, CUBES, Pen etc. Studying oil painting in Berlin before he enrolled in a course in environmental design at London Metropolitan University. Gained degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology at The State University of New York, at the same time he took courses at New York University. He established his own editorial production company, Brizhead, in 1996. Authored: Japan The New Mix: Interiors, Architecture and More, World Hyper Interiors, Design City Tokyo, etc.
1978 Born in Niigata
2001 Graduated from the University of Tohoku, Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture
2003 Completed the Master Course of Architecture, tokyo national univercity of art & music
2003-06 Worked at Jun aoki & Associates
2006 - Established Office Ayako MarutaAwards:
JID design award 2007 The Rookie of the year
Good Design award 2007