Tokyo-based designer Emmanuelle Moureaux’s first outdoor installation is in Shinjuku Central Park, Tokyo using a full spectrum of floating colours, 100 to be exact, and 1,875 strands of textile hand-dyed one by one.
“Having high rise buildings in the background, the 100 colored strands dance in the breeze, as if they are breathing in and out, creating a dynamic motion.” says Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design.
“When I first arrived in Tokyo, I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street. In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan. Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings, created three dimensional ‘layers’ in the city.” says principal Emmanuelle Moureaux.
“The flood of various colors pervaded the street built up a complex depth and intensity in the space. These indelible experiences of colors and layers in Tokyo were the inspiration and essence of my design concept of ‘shikiri’, which means dividing (creating) space with colors. Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo, I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent.”
“I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors by exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo. Please come and find your favorite color.”