Sunday, June 26, 2016
50 Hours in Tokyo: 3 Museums in a Day (Part 1)
21_21 Design Sight building is a piece of art itself, designed by architect Tadao Ando (安藤忠雄) and opened in 2007 as home for many design exhibitions throughout the year inside this simple structure built downwards into the spacious exhibition halls in the few levels below ground level.
Naoto Fukasawa (深澤直人), the industrial designer perhaps best known by the line of home appliances he made for Muji, in collaborations with several prominent zakka stores in Tokyo. At the entrance was an wooden cart modeled after the one merchants pushed house-by-house to sell household goods back in the Meiji era, and on it, showcasing the brand-new common household goods - kettles, brooms, buckets, rattan baskets - still in their classic form, to symbolize the timeless-ness of their design.
(No pictures allowed inside the Issey Mikaye exhibition so that's all you are going to get here - the outside of it)