Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Japanese Nagi Noda is getting big!


Born in Tokyo, director, art director Nagi Noda has established herself as one of Japan's most prominent young designers. She rose to prominence as an art director designing print advertising, book designs and CD sleeves before turning to larger clients such as Nike andthe famed Laforet Harajuku. Her commercials have won a host of prizes in Japan.
Nagi has also shot several highly acclaimed and inventive films, including her short film "FITNESS VIDEO for being appraised as an EX-FAT GIRL" featuring exercising poodles,
and music videos: her stunning and much-loved promo for Yuki entitled "Sentimental Journey" exemplifies her work's inventive left-field visual sensibility and poignant emotional colourings.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fabulous illustrator, designer and art director from canada now in L.A

Geoff McFetridge:
Most of his projects begin with writing or sketching,
which he then tries to simply down to one statement,
written or visual.In his own words, Geoff "uses design to logify ideas.
Yet through this reductive process, none of the narratives are lost.
His narratives offer us a space to get lost in and engage our own
imagination the way we used to when we were children.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Robert le Héros-french textile designers!

ROBERT Le Héros - chic, evocative, lyrical designs celebrating French culture and history with originality and flair. They have a gallery in Paris that must be very interesting to visit, check them up at www.robertleheros.com!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Ineke Hans is one of the most interesting designers right now!

From the beginning her work has been based on a strong belief in magical power of products and environments upon our imagination and behaviour. ‘Perceptiveness about the connections between people and objects is a fundamental prerequisite for a furniture designer’.

Her work investigates the psychological roots of products, perceiving and playing with the interaction between people and objects. It centres around the pictogram and archetype, and draws on the images stored in the back of our minds from earliest childhood as a collective consciousness. These images enable us to put one and two together and fantasize about the potential use of unknown objects and situations.
Look her up at www.inekehans.com

One more japanese designer to be impressed of!

Toshiyuki Kita

was born in 1942, kita studied at the naniwa design
college, osaka and after graduating he worked for
an aluminum company, developing new products.
In 1967 he opened his own design office, and began
his research on contemporary products and traditional
handcraft pieces. In 1969 he started developing
furniture and working in italy. He has worked with
companies such as moroso, bernini and bilumen,
cassina, sharp, stokke, mitsubishi. He is a professor at
the product design department of the Osaka university
of art. Kita has received numerous awards for his
designs and his work has been exhibited at the George
Pompidou centre -paris, the museum of modern art -
hiroshima, the international world exposition -sevilla
amongst others. Kita is president of the japanese
design association NPO, advisory board.


Friday, May 04, 2007

chokladutställning på Design Sight i Tokyo.

Statement by the exhibition director Naoto Fukasawa

The American cartoonist John G. Tullius once said, 'Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.'* I think chocolate is a wondrous food, one with which everyone is familiar. But it goes beyond being merely a food … it shows its face in every aspect of our lives. What would happen if we were to embrace the world through that already shared feeling is what we're trying to find out with this exhibition. Naturally, works of chocolate itself will be involved but it's not just about that. It's about seeing the world through chocolate—together. * from The Little Book of Chocolate, Brockhampton Press, 1996, p.32

Here, Naoto Fukasawa and some 30 creative individuals/groups present the surprise-filled views of the worlds they envisioned in their encounters with this word and bittersweet confection.
The 70 some of display works span a wide range of media including installation, video, photographs and sculpture.