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Mon 16.11.

World Craft Triennial 2010 in Kanazawa / Japan: Pre-event by Nendo (JP)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 16.11.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Pre-event designed by Nendo

Exhibition in a greenhouse by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

The Japanese design studio Nendo developed the design for a exhibition of 62 craft objects by 50 artisans at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, in western Japan. The exhibition is a pre-event of next year’s World Craft Triennial.

Pre-event designed by Nendo

Exhibition designed by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

“The objects’ materials range widely, including glass, wood, ceramics, metal and cloth. A variety of techniques were used in their creation, and they range widely in size. For the exhibition design, then, we chose the opposite strategy. Small mass-produced home-use greenhouses give a sense of order to the space and provide visitors with a flat perspective from which to view the exhibition, allowing the rich variety of the objects to stand out.

The greenhouses also suggest the metaphor of the museum’s hopes that crafts will continue to grow and flourish like plants. The greenhouses are made completely of glass, and each comes with its own shelving and pre-installed wiring for lighting. They are inexpensive, perfect for small budgets, and are easily assembled with only a screwdriver. It took only one day to assemble all 62 of the boxes.

They can be broken down and stored after the exhibition. This not only eliminates nearly all waste from the exhibition fixtures, but also allows for possible reuse during the the Kanazawa World Craft Triennale 2010.”

Photo by Daici Ano

Photo by Daici Ano

to the Nendo website

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