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Modern Japanese Design at Manchester Art Gallery

Modern Japanese Design at Manchester Art Gallery

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One exhibition I have been displaying my collection in at Manchester Art Gallery has now extended its display period until 23rd April 2017. You can find my work also in their gallery shop and I’ve recently sent more new pieces for the shop.

 – Modern Japanese Design –

The exhibition, located in the refurbished 19th century former Athenaeum theatre space, includes works from thirty two designers with over one hundred pieces on display. It shows how respect for nature and natural forces and the innovative use of materials and revolutionary techniques have influenced Japanese design. The display also reveals the importance of philosophical and spiritual ideas derived from Buddhism that have influenced the aesthetic and conceptual direction of Japanese design through the approaches of minimalism, deconstruction, and wabi sabi.

– Ceramics –
Yasuko Sakurai / Ikuko Iwamoto / Takeshi Yasuda / Keith Varney / Edmund de Waal / Kaori Tatebayashi / Aki Moriuchi

– Furniture –

 Shiro Kuramata / Shin Azumi / Sori Yanagi / Masanori Umeda / Fumio Enomoto

– Fashion –
Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garcons) / Yoji Yamamoto / Kenzo (Kenzo Takada) / Issey Miyake / Yuki (Gnyuki Torimaru) / Maiko Takeda

– Glass –
Keiko Mukaide / Ayako Tani / George Elliot

– Jewellery –
Mariko Sumioka / Mizuki Takahashi

– Lighting –
Issey Miyake / Toyo Ito / Hiroyuki Murase / Suzusan / Arihiro Miyake / Teruhiro Yanagihawa

– Metalwork –
Takahiro Yede / Hiroshi Suzuki / Junko Mori / Naoki Takeyama / Ryota Nishikata / Alistair McCallum

Opening Time
Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm, including bank holiday Mondays
Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm
Closed Good Friday 14 April

Entry is free

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester
M2 3JL


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