February 9, 2007
by Canadian Architect
This international travelling exhibition stops at the Design Exchange from February 8-April 29, 2007, and consists of approximately 100 of the finest examples of Japanese design created between the 1990s and today. The exhibition focuses on products used in everyday life and gives a vivid picture of the hopes and dreams of the Japanese designers and corporations who create them.
Visitors will learn about recent trends and characteristics of Japanese design, and will gain insight into the nature of contemporary Japanese culture. Thirteen objects of modern design are included from the early postwar years to show the origin of today’s design. Among the designs are the Akari Lamp by Isamu Noguchi, the Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi, A-POC clothing by Issey Miyake, Silent Violin by Masaharu Ohno and the AIBO Entertainment Robot by Hajime Sorayama.
This exhibition is co-presented with the Japan Foundation.Japanese Design Today 100 is on display at the Design Exchange in Toronto from Monday to Friday between 10:00am-5:00pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 12:00pm-5:00pm. General admission is $5 and $4 for students & seniors.