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ROLLS

CHIKARA OHNO / SINATO

JUL 23, 2010 – DEC 12, 2010

CONCEPT

DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA presents a store installtion “ROLLS” by Chikara Ohno / sinato.

Concept by the architect
The characteristic of aluminum, the material used for this installation, is its softness and thinness, yet harder than cloth or paper. Its possessesion of both soft and hard qualities makes it easy to be bent by hands. By winding and sometimes extending this single long strip of aluminum from the entrance to the back-end of the store, it creates a beautiful waving form, changing its function and features as the material strength changes. This flexible quality of the material represents a gentle connection between the softness of clothes and hardness of architecture.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Chikara Ohno / sinato

    www.sinato.jp

    Architect, Born in 1976 in Osaka. Established sinato in 2004
    Handled various projects relating to houses or business facilities, nominated as top 40 world emerging designers by I.D. Magazine (US) in 2009.Received various domestic and international awards.

    AWARDS

    2007
    • ・ NASHOP Lighting Awards, excellent prize
    • ・ JCD Design Awards, winner
    2008
    • ・ Good Design Awards, winner
    • ・ JCD Design Awards, rookie award
    • ・ SDA Awards, encouragement prize
    • ・ Display Design Awards, winner
    2009
    • ・ DESIGN FOR ASIA, bronze award
    • ・ Gunma agricultural technology center Design Competition, honorable mention
    • ・ Good Design Awards, winner
    • ・ JCD Design Awards, silver award
    • ・ SDA Awards, highest award
    • ・ Display Industry Awards, encouragement prize
    • ・ BEST STORE OF THE YEAR, excellent prize
    • ・ Display Design Awards, winner
    2010
    • ・ Mie Architecture Awards, winner
    • ・ BEST STORE OF THE YEAR, excellent prize

VIEW WORKS

ROLLS

DURAS (daiba)

HOUSE O

YURAS

Title
ROLLS
Artist
Chikara Ohno / sinato
Date
Jul 23, 2010 – Dec 12, 2010
Venue
DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA 1F
Curator
Masaaki Takahashi / BRIZHEAD
Curator
Masaaki Takahashi / BRIZHEAD
Independent writer, curator and contributor to Japanese and overseas magazines including FRAME, MARK and Architectural Design, he writes on art, design and architecture. Studied fine art, environmental design, interior design, and international relations in Berlin, London and New York. Established editorial office Brizhead in 1996, he produced a various books and authored a lot of books including Kenchiku-purezen-no-okite, Japan The New Mix, Design City Tokyo, etc. In 2009, he started SHA-ken, a network to bridge architecture and society.

INSTALLATION IMAGES

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano

Photo:Toshiyuki Yano