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—é–ØŒölSuzuki Kimito

3rd April – 5th June

 

Suzuki Kimito was born in 1928 in Saku City.

This display is to introduce some new works of Mr. Suzukifs, influenced by the beauty of nature and divided, like so much Japanese art into the Spring and Autumn seasons.

The artist will lead several lectures on his works on the following dates.

 

14.00 – 15.30, entry fee required.

April 3rd(Sun), April 29th (Fri, National Holiday), May 15th (Sun), October 30th (Sun), November 13th (Thurs National Holiday), November 20th (Sun)

 

 

Finnish Design in Japan

June 12th  - August 28th

Between the 1950fs and 1960fs, Japan and Finland exhibited goods in department stores in their partner countries. Japan imported many Finnish goods necessary for daily life for both display and sale. Although designers in that era were considered cultured people, the functionality of the Finnish designs enchanted the Japanese public. They were not only ornaments but could be used in daily life as well.

In the half century since, Japanese people have come to love the Finnish designs for furniture, pottery, glass and metal, and we are delighted to be able to present some of these designs for you.  Many of the items in this display, have been used before and as such, may have faded or be slightly damaged. This is proof of how much they were loved by the Japanese people.

 

 

Featured Designers

Furniture


hArmchair 41h
Alvar Aalto /1931-32




"Kremlin Bells Decanter 1500h
Kaj Franck /1957”N

Eliel Saarinen
Alvar Aalto
Ilmari Tapiovaara
Antti Nurmesniemi
Yrjo Kukkapuro
Eero Aarnio

Glass goods

Alvar Aalto
Kaj Franck
Tapio Wirkkala
Timo Sarpaneva
Oiva Toikka
Saara Hopea

 

Pottery Goods

Kaj Franck
Tapio Wirkkala
Timo Sarpaneva
Ulla Procope
Raija Uosikkinen

Metal Goods

Antti Nurmesniemi
Timo Sarpaneva
Bertel Gardberg

Plastic goods

Kaj Franck

Lighting goods

Alvar Aalto
Tapio Wirkkala

 

 

 

 

Materials and Conceptscthe Modern art scene1

 

4th September – 23rd October

 

Introducing Japanese modern art and young artists from this generation.

In this the first exhibition, we introduce 6 artists from Nagano Prefecture and showcase their works on the theme of  gMaterials and Conceptsh