EXHIBITION
CONCEPT
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BIOGRAPHY
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VIEW WORKS
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INFORMATION
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INSTALLATION IMAGES

ANOTHER GEOGRAPHY

KIMIHIKO OKADA

FEB 20, 2008 – MAY 11, 2008

CONCEPT

This landscape is inspired by the versatile image the DIESEL brand inquires. This vast landscape is planned to express a surprise followed by a good-old feelings one might feel when entering a long known place.

Formed by a metal so thin as skin, it is a new natural scene never seen before. It may recall one’s imaginative scenery of a near future or the scenery of a planet far away. This scenery can be said, is a creation of human wisdom. And yet it somehow gives relief comparable with the feeling when entering a cave and this landscape will be a place that wakes up his instinct.

The shape formed by the internal force of material, creates beauty and proportion like that of the natural terrain, and the detail like that of the geometry appears in crystal, and the brightness of metal itself.

BIOGRAPHY

  • KIMIHIKO OKADA

    www.ookd.jp

    1971
    • ・ Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
    1995
    • ・ Graduated from Chuo University
    1997
    • ・ Graduated from Meiji University, Department of Architecture, School of Science & Technology,
    1997 - 2004
    • ・ Joined Office of Ryue Nishizawa
    2005
    • ・ Established Office of Kimihiko Okada
    2006
    • ・ Visiting lecture at Tokyo Denki University, Japan

    SELECTED WORKS

    2005
    • ・ Shop H / Japan(Prototype)
    • ・ Raw house at “Kototoi St.”,Tokyo / Japan(Selected for, SD Review 2006)
    • ・ A Proposal for a shop Display(1st Prize, WORLD Space Creators Awards 2005)
    2006
    • ・ Selected for Toyota City Lifelong Learning Center
    • ・ "Aizuma Kouryuukan" Design Proposal Aichi / Japan
    • ・ Dining Kitchen Consists of Island Cooking Units
    • ・ A store with a shelf made of a strip / Japan (Selected for, WORLD Space Creators Awards 2006)
    • ・ Dining Kitchen Consists of Island Cooking Units Italy / Korea (Prototype) (Honorable Mention, International Kitchen + Environment Design Competition 2006)
    • ・ House in Hiroshima, Hiroshima / Japan
    2007
    • ・ Apartment Building in Himonya, Tokyo / Japan

VIEW WORKS

Title
Another Geography
Artist
Kimihiko Okada
Lighting Planner
Mariko Naito (Komorebi Design)
Date
Feb 20, 2008 – May 11, 2008
Venue
DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA 2F
Curator
Masaaki Takahashi / BRIZHEAD
Curator
Masaaki Takahashi / BRIZHEAD
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.

INSTALLATION IMAGES

Photo : SHUTO MIKIO

Photo : SHUTO MIKIO

Photo : SHUTO MIKIO

Photo : SHUTO MIKIO

Photo : SHUTO MIKIO

Photo : SHUTO MIKIO

Photo : SHUTO MIKIO