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Helly Hansen H2O Project

DATE : 2021.08.03

kouichi okamoto acted as Art direction for Helly Hansen H2O Project.

T-shirts made from recycled polyester made from marine plastic waste are graphic printed with water collected from all over the world to visualize marine water pollution on Lithomas paper. It is a graphic drawn by the water of the earth. Vivid colors mean that the earth's water is dirty.

Art direction : Kouichi Okamoto (kyouei design / FIELD RECORD):
Music : Go Hiyama (ECHOES BREATH)

URL : https://www.goldwin.co.jp/hellyhansen/h2o-project

URL : https://www.goldwin.co.jp/hellyhansen

"Art 1" in the middle school textbook

DATE : 2021.04.19

The past work of kouichi okamoto who is the designer of the kyouei design, will be published in "Art 1" in the middle school textbook for Reiwa 3rd edition. I am very honored!

Information on new products from FIELD RECORD

FIELD RECORD Official Site

URL : www.fieldrecord.jp

Scheduled to be released in early April 2020

"FR-chair carbon triangle"

An ultra-light chair using three carbon poles in the chair frame

high chair : seat height 44cm / weight330g (packaging size W34cm x D8cm x H8cm)

low chair : seat height 25cm / weight 280g (packaging size W29cm x D8cm x H8cm)

Canada Goose Nomad Capsule Collection


Client:Canada Goose

Artistic Direction & Production : Monopo

Campaign Producer: georgi roberts

Director & Editor : jeremyrubier

DP: oli millar

Artist : Kouichi Okamoto & Aoi Yamaguchi

URL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_BS411PdQ4

URL : www.canadagoose.jp

URL : www./monopo.co.jp

Canada Goose embraces the intricate beauty of inclement weather for the launch of their new Nomad GORE-TEX collection. Nothing quite says protection from the unpredictability of spring like the unparalleled waterproofing of GORE-TEX, making the engineering partnership between Canada Goose and GORE-TEX on the Nomad collection a natural choice. Rather than looking at wet weather as a natural threat, the collection takes the Japanese perspective that sees rain as a source of inspiration and guidance. For the launch of the collection and its visual campaign, Canada Goose have connected with two Japanese artists to share their ideas on how rain and its three core elements - atmosphere, earth, and water - inform their work. First up is sound designer Kouichi Okamoto who captures the sound of the rain in its purest form, while calligraphy artist Aoi Yamaguchi traverses Tokyo's urban jungle to seek inspiration for her Shod performance.

Canada Goose presents "50 Words For Rain"

by Kouichi Okamoto in Milan Design Week

DATE : 2019.04.9(Tue.) - 04.14(Sun.)10 AM - 7 PM

LOCATION : Via Savona, 37 MILAN

Canada Goose x GORETEX Nomad Capsule Collection, inspired by the Japanese rain. It was a very memorable project !In Japan, there are many words related to rain, and the four seasons have each own unique rains. At the installation held in Milan 2019 of CANADA GOOSE used various materials to express Japanese rain. Hydrochromic paint is characterized by the parts wetted with water become transparent. When visitors water the Hydrochromic-painted wall 20m width and 4m high, various words related to rain appear. The meaning of the word is displayed using a dedicated application, and the visitors can also know the amount of rainfall because rains appear on the screen. It used several directional speakers. A directional speaker has the characteristic that it emits sound by ultrasonic waves and only the person who is directly below can hear it. In the venue, visitors can experience the rain of different random sounds depending on where they stand.


Address : 1012-1 Naganuma, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka

Title : gravity

Material : Stainless steel

Size : 3m50cm

URL : www.yupiteru.co.jp

Kouichi Okamoto designed the outdoor monument for the Yupiteru Corporation Shizuoka Research Institute which is for research and development of IT.IOT.AI.VR. Seen from one angle, it looks like five plates float against gravity.


DATE :2018.10.19(Fri.) - 11.17(Sat.) / 12:00 - 19:00 / Closed on Sundays
PLACE : (PLACE) by method

LOCATION : Caminito #14, 1-3-1 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Curated by Yu Yamada, method inc

URL : wearemethod.com


DATE : 30 May - 1 Jun 2018

URL : eandy.com

THE CHAIRMAN design by Kouichi Okamoto will be exhibited from E&Y at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo.


FIELD RECORD Official Site

URL : www.fieldrecord.jp

Kouichi Okamoto who is a designer of Kyouei design established a new outdoor brand "field record".

The brand mark of the field record is depicted by his work which titled magnetic field record released in 2014.

He has been trying to form invisible phenomena such as gravity of the earth, atmospheric pressure, magnetic force, using various materials. It is his theme in many years.

To hope that various people will be engraved as rich memory the time spent on the field, our brand name "field record" was derived.

BMW i3 & i8 concept exhibition

Bookmark light was selected for BMW i3 & i8 concept exhibition.

curated by luxoom


Art and Design to Interact with Materials

DATE : 16 Nov 2017 - 8 Jan 2018

LOCATION :Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art

URL : www.tad-toyama.jp

The Bookmark Light will be exhibited at the Toyama Prefectural Art Museum Opening Exhibition "Art and Design to Interact with Materials"

German Design Award 2017

We are so pleased to announce that Bookmark Light has been selected for "Special Mention"of Excellent Product Design in the internationally prestigious German Design Award 2017.

The German Design Award program is organized by the German Design Council in 2012, and has been held every year since then. This award program has gained an excellent public image for identifying and honoring unique designs from a communication and product design perspective. The awards consist of first-place "Gold" prizes, "Winner" awards that go to top-class products, and "Special Mention" prizes. This year, there were over 4,000 entries, with 758 entries coming from outside Germany.


Award ceremony and Exhibition Accompanying the award ceremony, all winners will be featured as part of the German Design Award - Excellent Product Design exhibition at the Frankfurt Fairgrounds. This event represents a further high light for the approximately 140,000 professional visitors attending Ambiente 2017.


DATE : 3 February - 5 March 2017

LOCATION : Counihan Gallery : 233 Sydney Road Brunswick VIC 3056

Free Public Program: Artist and Curator Talks: Saturday 4 February, 2.30 pm

Gallery one: Unhidden Martina Copley | Nickk Hertzog | Kouichi Okamoto Lynette Smith | Naomi Troski | Elke Varga

Curated by Kali Michailidis

Unhidden unites artists who use a variety of media to uncover a complex network of communication and understanding. In a world where Wikipedia and Google provide instant gratification for information and answers, Unhidden presents works that urge the viewer to consider how language, communication, and knowledge are exchanged and understood in contemporary society.

Martina Copley's work annotates space and practice, while Nickk Hertzog plays with urban space and cultural production. Kouichi Okamoto transforms invisible forces such as gravity and magnetism into physical elements. Lynette Smith's installations are open-ended investigations in to how meaning is allocated to things and events. Naomi Troski's sculptural forms interact with and re-present space and light in new ways while Elke Varga explores colour's impact on space and experience.

Unhidden is supported by The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Kouichi Okamoto from Kyouei design will exhibit his art works -Liquid Tape Cutter Work-and -Endless Rain Record- at the Counihan Gallery "Unhidden". And he will join the artist and curator talk.

Hyper Japanesque

DATE : 14 Apl - 3 Jul 2016

LOCATION : Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, L2 JENDELA visual arts space (Singapore)

URL : www.esplanade.com

URL : www.hexaproject.com

"Hyper Japanese" is an exhibition organized by the Esplanade as a part of "SUPER JAPAN - Japanese Festival of Arts" to celebrate Singapore and Japan's 50 years of diplomatic relations. Hyper-Japanesque brings 9 Japanese artists whose works are modern interpretations of traditional art forms like ceramics, printmaking, sculpting, drawing and painting. The exhibition studies how both countries, Japan and Singapore, are hyper-evolving countries with fast-developing economies that has influenced cultures and traditions that continue to change with the times.

Kouichi Okamoto's work "re rain" will exhibit in the group exhibition "hyper Japanesque".

Participating Artists

Yuki Hasegawa "steaming 01"(lithography) Akiko Ozasa "praparat series" (Acrylic on paper) Naoko Yoshimoto "Wing - Dedicated to E" (E's clothes, books, wood, glass) Mavashi Echigo "All is Fish That Comes to The Net" (Neon lights, steel frames, buckets, transformer, chains) Keiko Matsumoto Octopus/ Arabesque (Porcelain) Saya Irie "Dust series" (Eraser, banknote) Hiroko Masuko "Tyuhin Bonsai Yusi"(Pen, ink, paper, wooden panel ) Yuri Suzuki "Garden of Russolo" (Horns, wood) Kouichi Okamoto "Re-rain" (Umbrella, iron, speakers, speaker cables, MP3players)

Exhibition title: "Hyper Japanesequ" (a part of "SUPER JAPAN - Japanese Festival of Arts" 13 May - 22 2016) Term:Thursday April 14 - Sunday July 2016

Venue: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, L2 JENDELA visual arts space Organiser:Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay Cooperation: POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC. Co-curator: Jezlyn Tan(Esplanade), Mikiko Matsumoto(POLA MUSEUM ANNEX), Hisami Omori(Non-profit organization Hexaproject) Exhibition planning (producing/curation) & coordination: Hexaproject London Ltd.


DATE : January 26 (tue) - February 14 (sun) . 2016

LOCATION1 : entrance hall of Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

LOCATION2 : gallery A of Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

address : 53-2 Yada, Suruga-ku,Shizuoka City

URL : www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp

The organizers : Shizuoka University, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka City Museum of Art. promote : the Agency for Cultural Affairs. The cultural art promotion business for which a university was utilized inqury :Shizuoka University Art management power upbringing business secretariat (c)megururi art shizuoka

SHOWCASE "stands"

DATE : November, 1- 3,2015


URL : www.showcase-web.com

Kouichi Okamoto from Kyouei design will exhibit his works -shape of electric transmission- at the SHOWCASE "stands". Also his sound work will be used in the space.

-from SHOWCASE press release-

SHOWCASE "stands"

We have been thinking to look out to works from various elds and to show them. is year, in 2015, the SHOWCASE will choose Japanese designers and artists once again and host the featured exhibition titled "stands". It shows their actions towards themselves and experiments, not just eras. We hope this place enhances the next situations, reforms and creates new trades of cultures and ideas.

Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa / E&Y Co.,Ltd.

Yu Yamada / method inc.

Fumikazu Ohara / Soup Design


V&A Digital Design Weekend

DATE : September 20 (sat),21 (sun) 2014. 10.30-17.00

LOCATION : Victoria and Albert Museum

URL : www.vam.ac.uk


URL : www.londondesignfestival.com

Kouichi Okamoto, Magnetic Field Record A suspended device recording and visualising earth's magnetic and gravitational forces into stunning drawings. Supported by ICN and co-presented by The Japan Foundation.

Art Meets Design - Talk: Yuri Suzuki x Kouichi Okamoto with Alex Coles

DATE : September, 22, 2014 from 6:30pm
PLACE : Salone International del Mobile

LOCATION : The Japan Foundation,London,Russell Square House 10-12 Russell Square,London WC1B 5EH

URL : www.jpf.org.uk

Today, the names Yuri Suzuki and Kouichi Okamoto have become synonymous as fusion artists who can freely cross the boundary between design and art. While both have worked in product design creating functional objects, each has been involved in music and sound projects and their practices have started leaning towards the pursuit of creative expression in the field of art. Bridging the gap between the two distinct domains, their work has been displayed in a number of institutions: UK-based Suzuki has collaborated with pop artist will.i.am on Barbican show Digital Revolution and Tate Britain for the exhibition JUKE BOX Meets TATE BRITAIN, whilst Japan-based Okamoto has exhibited at the V&A London as part of London Design Week 2012 and 2014. In this special talk, Suzuki and Okamoto, joined in conversation with Alex Coles, art critic and editor specialising in the interface between art, design and architecture, will discuss the reason behind their move beyond the design parameters of utilitarian products, reflecting on their own experiences within the creative industry. They will also expand on the differences in practice, approach and mind-set between design and art, and how this unique aspect of visual arts integration will evolve in the future. This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk This event is organised in association with ICN gallery.

dish of light at Rimadesio in Salone international del Mobile

DATE : April 8 (tue.) - April 13 (sun.) 2014.
PLACE : Salone International del Mobile

LOCATION : Fiera Milano Rho Pero Pavillion 5, number D11 E16

URL : www.cosmit.it

selected by Studiopepe.

URL : www.studiopepe

Milan International Design Week

DATE : April 8 (tue.) - April 13 (sun.) 2014.
PLACE : Rimadesio

LOCATION : Rimadesio. Via Visconti di Modrone, 26 Milano

URL : www.rimadesio.com

JP Home

DATE : April 8 (tue.) - April 13 (sun.) 2014.

LOCATION : Foro Buonaparte 55, 20121 Milan, Italy

URL : www.jphome

Kyouei design's products in JP Home

LIQUID by Kouichi Okamoto

DATE :Mar 4 - 23 . 2014

LOCATION : 5-8 hichiken-cho aoi-ku shizuoka japan


LIQUID by Kouichi Okamoto

DATE :February 12 - 17 . 2014

LOCATION : Isetan Shinjuku Store Main Building 2F = Center Park / the stage # 2 DIESEL 3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

URL : www.diesel.co.jp

The installation "Liquid Tape Cutter Work" using the craft tapes by Kouichi Okamoto is performed in DIESEL.

" Kouichi Okamoto, Latest Works. "

DATE :September 20 (fri.) - October 5th (sat.) 2013. 12:00-19:00 / closed sunday
PLACE : (PLACE) by method

LOCATION : Caminito #14, 1-3-1 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Curated by Yu Yamada, method inc

URL : wearemethod.com

Kouichi Okamoto`s latest works of 2013 are exhibited at (PLACE) by method as their first planned exhibition. the newest works will be exhibited as well.

The Future Nomads

DATE :May 23 -August 30 , 2013
PLACE : Polish Institute Berlin

LOCATION : Polish Institute Berlin, Burgstrasse 27

URL : dmy-berlin.com

Design is like a lense, but instead of light, it brings into focus various disciplines. From everyday life to hard sciences, it creates a new quality that redefines new functions. Volumetric expansion focuses bionics, technology, design and innovation, together shedding new light on the world of tomorrow. Our life is becoming ever more dynamic, while we once again embrace a nomadic lifestyle. Today, conquering new space takes on a new, broader meaning. Besides inhabiting new territories such as Mars, we must reinvent the old and familiar, expanding our living space through intelligent design. Volumetric expansion allows us to contain our individual worlds in a suitcase, and take them even to mars. This time this world is taken to a gallery in Berlin by Oskar Zieta and the Polish Institute. It is an interdisciplinary exhibition showing not just industrial design, but also creatures and organisms which present the inner workings and versatile functions which are possible with volumetric expansion.

BalloonLamp and some other products are elected and exhibited in this exhibition.

"around the book"

DATE : April 04-29 , 2013

LOCATION : via Manzoni 12 20121 Milano Italia

URL : www.museopoldipezzoli.it

The Salone del Mobile events with the Design and Contemporary Art exhibition "Intorno al libro/Around the Book", curated by the architect Beppe Finessi (Politecnico di Milano).
After the vases of From Vase to Flower, the candles and candle holders of Shed Light, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum and Inventario concentrate on a subject, on an object, apparently belonging to th epast but still extraordinarily alive: the book.
The book seen not only as a paper object, a container of written words and a fundamental tool for sharing knowledge, but rather as a universe of objects honouring it, with complementary ideas to it.
Several works will be exhibited among design items and contemporary artworks.
There will be bookmarks, made by different materials and with the most sophisticated shapes, bookstands more or less foldable, bookends, bookshelves, reading lamps and pieces of furniture, all inspired by books and designed by the most important contemporary designers.
There will be also some significant works of the contemporary visual arts: in particular, the attention will be focused on the masterpieces of some artists that are always been attracted by books.

kouichi okamoto's work is exhibited there.

Keep it Glassy

DATE : March 28- , 2013
PLACE : Shanghai Museum of Glass

LOCATION : 685 West Changjiang Road, Shanghai 200231, P.R. China

URL : https://en.shmog.org/

On the 28th of March 2013 the Shanghai Museum of Glass presents a sparkling new exhibition that shows the playful and fun character of glass design. Keep it Glassy shows the work of more than 50 designers from all over the world, including renowned names such as Droog (The Netherlands), Fabrica (Italy), the Campana Brothers (Brazil) and Tadao Ando (Japan). Over 200 exhibited objects have one thing in common: they are designed with love and should be handled with care.

Exhibition organizer : Shanghai Museum of Glass

Concept and Design : Tilman Thurmer / COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

Curation : Chen Ying / Shanghai Museum of Glass


Exhibition Lighting : ERCO


time, time of design

DATE : March 5 - April 10, 2013
PLACE : Contemporary Fine Art from China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

LOCATION : No.8 Hua Jia Di Nan St., Chao Yang District, Beijing, P. R. China

URL : www.cafamuseum.org

Hosts: China Central Academy of Fine Arts University of the Arts London Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Colleges (CCW)

Organizers: School of Fine Art, China Central Academy of Fine Arts CAFA Art Museum Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London Art Director-General: PAN Gongkai Curators: SU Xinping WANG Huangsheng George Blacklock

The Water Clock was selected for this exhibition.

Kyouei design exhibition at SFT Gallery

DATE : January 23 - March 25, 2013
PLACE : National Art Center Tokyo SFT gallary.

LOCATION : 7-22-2 Roppongi minato-ku tokyo

URL : www.nact.jp


DATE : january 10 -25, 2013
opening party : january 9 2013, 18:30-21:00
PLACE : Gallery Libby Sellers

LOCATION : 41-42 Berners Street, London W1T 3NB
Closest underground stations: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street

URL : www.libbysellers.com/

Organised by : British Council / E&Y co.,ltd
Curation : Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa / Max Fraser
Art Direction & Design : Fumikazu Ohara
Exhibition coordination : Taku Sato
Planning : Manami Yuasa(British Council ),Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa (E&Y co., ltd)

This will be a Japan/United Kingdom design exhibition. This exhibition aims to examine the various factors which have acted as an inspiration featured, to seek which aspects inspired the designers from each country, and the relationship ties between their respective social backgrounds besides them. It is an exhibition to see how each designer was inspired, consciously or un-consciously, and to see if those inspirations have been visualized or shaped,and also to see how global those factors were.

kouichi okamoto's new work "light of thought" is exhibited there.

Participants :
Makoto Orisaki, Koichi Okamoto, Jo Nagasaka, Ryuji Nakamura, Risa Fukui, Koichi Futatsumata, Yuri Suzuki, Maiko Kurogouchi

Moritz Waldemeyer, Ismini Samanidou, Paul Cocksedge, Max Lamb, Geoffrey Mann, Helen Amy Murray, Hannah Martin, Benjamin Hubert

Kyouei design pop-up shop and exhibition in 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, museum shop 2

DATE : December 14, 2012 - February 28 , 2013

LOCATION : 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa, Japan 920-8509

URL : https://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/

10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. *Open until 8:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays closed on Mondays *When Monday is a national holiday, closed on the following weekday instead. and New Year Holidays.

Kyouei design is opened a pop-up shop and exhibition at whole space of the museum shop 2 of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

PechaKucha Night TOKYO at Tokyo Designers Week

DATE : October 31, 2012

doors to the venue open at 19:00, with presentations starting at 19:30

LOCATION : Meiji-Jingu Gaien (Central Venue), Tokyo

URL : http://pecha-kucha.org/night/tokyo/96

PKN Vol. 96 -- is a BIG one! Officially part of Tokyo Designers Week, it will be celebrating with a very special PechaKucha Night at the TDW Dome (at Meiji-Jingu Gaien) with a lot of fantastic guests, and yes, a focus on design. With a venue that can hold up to 1200 attendees, this should be one of the biggest PKNs in Tokyo yet! It will be held on Wednesday, October 31 (doors to the venue open at 19:00, with presentations starting at 19:30), and you will be able to attend the event with a regular TDW ticket (2500 yen), or through a specially discounted night ticket (1500 yen, which allows entry after 18:00).

Kouichi Okamoto will do a presentation at PKN vol.96.

Kouichi Okamoto: Musical Table,Lighting Chair and live performance. London Design Festival at the V&A

DATE : September 20 - 23, 2012
live performance DATE : September 22nd (sat),23rd (sun) 2012. 16:00 -

LOCATION : Victoria and Albert Museum
Sackler Centre Reception

URL : http://www.vam.ac.uk/

London Design Festival

DATE : September 15 - 23, 2012

URL : https://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/kouichi-okamoto-musical-table-2012

"musical table" and "lighting chair" works are shown in this exhibition.
This latest work of Okamoto's is made up of 504 of musical boxes
which play delicate sounds in reaction to visitor movement.

Creative Director&Art Director: Hideyuki Kume / ICN
Curator: Hisami Omori / ICN
Sound Producer & Product Designer: Kouichi Okamoto / kyouei design
Photography & Movie Director:Hideyuki Kume / ICN
Space Designer:Hideyuki Kume / ICN
In cooperation with: Pola Orbis Holdings Inc,CCC (the centre for creative communications)

"form of the function"

DATE : September 15 - 23, 2012

LOCATION : ICN gallery
96-98 Leonard Street London EC2A 4RH

URL : https://www.icn-global.com/gallery/index.html

new products : random musical box, dish of light and form of the function jewelry collection will exhibit in ICN gallery.

The Japan Foundation presents
Artist talk with Kouichi Okamoto

DATE : September 24, 2012 , from6:30pm

LOCATION : The Japan Foundation,London,Russell Square House 10-12 Russell Square,London WC1B 5EH

URL : https://www.jpf.org.uk/

Illustrating his much-admired products, Okamoto will talk about the idea and ethos behind them and demonstrate how his career has developed to its current state. For an informal discussion to follow, Okamoto will be joined by Max Fraser, Editor of the London Design Guide, who, through his familiarity and experience with Japanese design, will discuss the challenge Okamoto faces when he constantly evolves his creation, and explore the potential a designer or creator holds in creating products beyond their realm. Assessing the current climate in Japan and the UK, they will also touch upon the creative environment in each country and what elements are expected of a successful product designer.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk

This event is organised in association with the ICN Gallery

Design Junction

DATE : September 19 - 23, 2012 ,

LOCATION : The Sorting Office 21-23 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1BA

Cooperation by Places and Spaces
URL : https://thedesignjunction.co.uk/#

Kyouei design's product "form of the function" jewelry collection is exhibited at our distributor Places and Spaces's booth. Places and Spaces URL : http://placesandspaces.com/

Now in its second year, designjunction has cemented its reputation for showcasing the finest selection of international design brands. This year designjunction welcomes the Tramshed into the event to create an even more powerful showcase for design in London's largest non-purpose built event space. designjunction will feature more than 100 world-class international brands set against the industrial surrounds of a 1960's Sorting Office. Moving away from the traditional trade show environment, designjunction strikes the balance between creative and commercial, offering visitors a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere to engage and connect with design. Three floors, across an impressive 120,000 sq ft. space, will be devoted to leading international brands, smaller cutting-edge labels, design shops, large-scale installations, temporary restaurants, bars and cafes, working flash factories, and live entertainment. designjunction will transform the Sorting Office into the largest destination for design, culture and entertainment.

by Francois Bernard for Maison & Objet September 2012

DATE : September 7 - 11, 2012

URL : https://www.maison-objet.com/en/inspirations/#element

Living well is changing the parameters.
Now is the time for a simple timelessness that is nevertheless rich
in emotions and sensations.
Geometrical, archetypal, molecular or abstract forms are referencing elements like water, earth, fire and air.
Design is drawing inspiration from meteorology and climatology to invent
new expressions of today's atmosphere. Between lightness and weightiness,
power and transparency, force and fluidity ,a new generation of objects is inviting us to dream.

The Water Clock was selected for this exhibition.

switch "design of play" by kouichi okamoto

DATE : June 9 - 30, 2012

LOCATION : CCC (the center for creative communications) 2F gallery
4-16 Ote-machi; Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Japan

URL : https://www.c-c-c.or.jp/

Organizer: the center for creative communications (CCC)
Cooperation: Pola Orbis Holdings Inc.
Planning: NPO Hexaproject
Creative director/Art director: Hideyuki Kume
Curator: Hisami Omori

switch kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

DATE : April 27 - June 3, 2012
opening hours 11:00-20:00

POLA Ginza building 3F,
1-7-7, Ginza, chuo-ku,Tokyo

URL : https://www.pola.co.jp/m-annex/

Related event :
live performance by Kouichi Okamoto
April 28, 13:00-13:20/15:00-15:20


Production & Curation NPO Hexaproject

Okamoto's new creation "musical table" and "lighting chair" are exhibited during in the period.

Musical table :
The musical table installed 504 volumes on the top plate, and there are 504 musical box movements which play only a single sound in the point of the 5-m electric line extended from there. The motor revolving speed of the musical boxes are adjusted by the volume of the table, and the musical boxes play sound at random.

Lighting chair :
They are a chair in which the electric socket plates are embedded, and a chair in which the switch plates are embedded. The electrical cord extended from the plug inserted in the electric socket is to a switch, and the electrical cords are transmitted to brass and copper gas pipes. The lamp of the colander made from pure copper of various sizes illuminates the chairs. The Musical table and the Lighting chair were created by cooperation of POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC.

Creative Lounge MOV aiiima 3
shakaisha-kengaku -a field trip & company tour to method inc.

DATE : June 13 - 24, 2012
opening hours 11:00 - 20:00

LOCATION : Shibuya Hikarie, Creative Lounge MOV aiiima 3
8F, 2-21-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

URL : https://www.shibuyamov.com/aiiima/003/

method inc. https://wearemethod.com

"Creative Lounge MOV aiiima" is a project which is shown a popular company in the space.
visitors can see working life of them in real.
method inc's project '(shop)' is also exhibited in the same space.

Okamoto's work "weight of the light" is exhibited during in the period.

2012 Designing ?

DATE : May 5 - 13, 2012

LOCATION : Fukuoka city central

URL : https://designing10.com/

This year, DESIGNING creates places which introduce each one of people who are in the city.
We hopes that the event will be the place where everybody can share awareness and actions.

Okamoto's "Pendulum Sound Machine" is exhibited at SHOP exhibition curated by method during in the period.

method https://wearemethod.com/


DATE : October 29 - November 3, 2011
opening hours oct 29- nov 2 11:00-20:00
nov 3 11:00-17:00
November 11, 18:00-20:00

LOCATION : Tokyo midtown hall A&B at DESIGNTIDETOKYO

URL : https://www.mark-ing.info/

Organised by : British Council / E&Y co.,ltd
Curation : Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa / Max Fraser
Art Direction & Design : Fumikazu Ohara
Exhibition coordination : Taku Sato
Project coordination : Chika Sudo (British Council)
Planning : Manami Yuasa(British Council ),Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa (E&Y co., ltd)

During DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2011, we will be hosting an exhibition showcasing 16 designers from Japan and the UK. We have focused on designers from various fields ranging from furniture design, architecture, to interactive design, each with an experimental approach towards their works. Along with the works exhibited, a story about the origin of each inspiration will be shown.

This will be a Japan/United Kingdom design exhibition. This exhibition aims to examine the various factors which have acted as an inspiration featured, to seek which aspects inspired the designers from each country, and the relationship ties between their respective social backgrounds besides them. It is an exhibition to see how each designer was inspired, consciously or un-consciously, and to see if those inspirations have been visualized or shaped,and also to see how global those factors were.

Kyouei design's Glass Tank and Okamoto's 'dram machine' as his inspired item are exhibited there.

Participants :
Makoto Orisaki, Koichi Okamoto, Jo Nagasaka, Ryuji Nakamura, Risa Fukui, Koichi Futatsumata, Yuri Suzuki, Maiko Kurogouchi

Moritz Waldemeyer, Ismini Samanidou, Paul Cocksedge, Max Lamb, Geoffrey Mann, Helen Amy Murray, Hannah Martin, Benjamin Hubert

(SHOP) by method

DATE : November 2 - 13, 2011
Closing Party
November 11, 18:00-20:00

5-39-12 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo

URL : https://www.raum1f.jp/

curated by method

art direction : 14sd Yosuke Hayashi)
supported by : Kawahara Mokei Seisakusho Ltd.

Kyouei design's new product "weight of the light" is exhibited during in the period. This program is held as a part of the Design Tide Tokyo Extension.

concept :
Choose what our heart desires and think of the reason why it attracts us
besides its category, function or price.With our own words, convey the product's story, value and how it relates to others.Look carefully at the world around us; look back at our history; think of the existential meanings of the thing and ourselves. The process will enable us to find our own place. (SHOP) can help us with that. (SHOP) is a new kind of shop produced by "method", and it is what we're looking for, moreover, maybe it is what shop used to be with our nostalgia.

participants :
Bob Foundation, con.temporary furniture / Hinoki Kougei Colin Schaelli),
edition HORIZONTAL / E&Y Gen Suzuki, Koichi Futatsumata, Yosuke Hayashi, Hironobu Yamabe ,Hamiru aqui , minorityrev Julien David,
OUTBOUND Yukiharu Kumagai, Ryo Watanabe,Takara Kinoshita,
writtenafterwards ,Maico Akiba, Kutani Choemon + Maruwakaya ,
kyouei design (kouichi okamoto), Hiroshi Kudo,Mitsuru Koga ,
Hisakazu Shimizu, Ryuji Nakamura.

Kyouei design x apparatu Spain Residence Exhibition

DATE : November 12 - December 17,2011
10:00-20:30 (closed sundays & holidays)

LOCATION : the center for creative communications (CCC) 2F gallery

URL : https://www.c-c-c.or.jp/en/future/apparatu.html

Organizer : the center for creative communications
Admission : Free

Supported by Shizuoka City, CCC creative resident, Koichi Okamoto (Kyouei design) completed an 11-day creator in residence with the apparatu ceramic studio in Barcelona, Spain from 2011.02.26 to 03.07. During the residence, Okamoto (product designer) and Xavier Ma├▒osa (apparatu ceremic artist/designer) worked on a collaborative project creating glasses with use of ceramics as a material and held an exhibition in Barcelona. In "Kyouei design x apparatu Spain Residence Exhibition", you can see their collaborative work and their own works with the theme of ceramics which shows you their creative activities. The Creative Talk Show by these two designers will be held during the exhibition as well. This is a not-to-miss exhibition by Kyouei design and apparatu who both have unique styles.

Exhibit-related : Creative Talk Show
DATE : November 12, 2011

LOCATION : B-nest (Shizuoka City Industry-University Exchange Center)
Presenters: Koichi Okamoto (Kyouei design), Xavier Ma├▒osa (appartu)

Co-organizers : B-nest
Limited to the first 100 people to register.
Free entrance

To register, send an email to CCC.
Please include your name and contact info.

Taipei World Design Expo 2011

DATE : September 30 - October 30, 2011
Monday-Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday-Sunday 10:00-20:00

LOCATION : Songshan cultural & Creative park
No. 133, GuangFu South Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

URL : https://www.2011designexpo.com.tw/default.aspx

supported by after rain design studio
URL : http://www.afteraindesign.com/

The 2011 Taipei World Design Expo is the biggest event among all "Taiwan Design Year," including 3 venues, Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1. It will be the most important international activity after Deaflympics and Flora Expoheld in Taipei. This activity will bring businesses, design companies, design schools and design promotion organizations under one roof. Under the theme "Design at the Edge", these participants will interpret it from the angle of design beneficence so that the general public can experience the dynamic power of world design industries and come to appreciate brilliant idea of Taiwan designers in in particular.

The Pendulum Sound Machine is exhibited at the venue.

"Time Design" at triennale design museum

DATE : October. 11, 2011 - January. 8, 2012
Opening hours
Tuesdays-Sundays 10:30-20:30
Thursdays-Fridays 10:30-23:00

LOCATION : Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna 6, 20121 Milano, Italy

URL : https://www.triennaledesignmuseum.org

Curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and Jan van Rossem
Exhibition and graphic design: Patricia Urquiola

The exhibition is organised in partnership with the luxury watch brand Officine Panerai, which, at the opening ceremony, will present an installation about the design of its watches.

A wide selection of site-specific works, installations, designer items, works of art, videos by international artists and designers will try to answer such questions as: "How can time be measured?", "How can passing time be shown?", "How can time be experienced?". All exhibits address such topics as the passing of time, ever-changing time, perishing, sometimes funnily, sometimes poetically, sometimes meditatively and critically.

The Water Clock is elected and exhibited.

Asian Creative Culture

DATE : September. 22-24, 2011

3 Rivington Street,City of London EC2A 3DT,UK

URL : https://www.redgallerylondon.com/

DATE : September. 22-25, 2011

Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

URL : https://www.tentlondon.co.uk

Openning event:
DATE : September. 22, 2011 18:00-21:00


Artists : Kouichi Okamoto,jemapur and more
Okamoto performs live by the Pendulum Sound Machine.

Organised by Shizuoka City
Curated by ICN gallery
Cooperated by CCC(the center for creative communications),SCV (Shizuoka Content Valley),IdN magazine HongKong), ICN caf├ę,NPO Hexaproject
Moderator : Hideyuki Kume (CCC Producer)

Over the past 10 years the design scene in Asia has changed greatly. Countries have placed emphasis on the creative industries in efforts to improve their economies and in places such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei large international design events are taking place. But in Shizuoka the attitude towards design value in business and recognition of design is still rather low. We will hold an exhibition featuring top curators/creatives from Shizuoka-Japan, Singapore, Malaysia,Taiwan, China and South Korea. What is happening in design scenes in other countries From the multiple non-Western viewpoints of Asia we can see what's happening across the globe and give thought to how the design scene in Shizuoka can shine more brightly. Art, animation, game design, fashion, graphic, product & interior design and more exhibits introducing the various aspects of creative culture in each country.

Kouichi Okamoto is in each venue during the exhibition.

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