Izawa Corporation Co., Ltd.
Exhibited at DESIGNART TOKYO 2022, an exhibition that unravels the history of Mino ware through vessels “Beautiful and dense strata”
Izawa Corporation (Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, Representative Director Hideya Izawa), a ceramic production company in Gifu Prefecture, unravels the history of Mino ware, which has continued for 1,300 years, from the accumulation of activities between soil and people, and through the process of making pottery. We will be exhibiting an installation of “beautiful and dense strata”.
Mino clay brought by magma and lakes. The technique of Mino ware that has been handed down from 1300 years ago. It is because of the tremendous accumulation of time that the pottery is born in the land of Mino today. Respecting the strata that nature and people weave together, we build new layers by creating Mino ware that is unique to modern times. “Beautiful and dense strata” is a record of such a process. With Kaori Akiyama of STUDIO BYCOLOR as the director, this is a new attempt by Izawa Corporation to accumulate the unseen
possibilities of Mino ware and new ways of enjoying food in a way unique to the current era. This exhibition can be viewed at Roppongi Common during DESIGNART TOKYO 2022, which will be held from Friday, October 21, 2022.
From hare to ke. Bringing the emotion of donburi into everyday life
A lidded rice bowl born from Japanese hospitality culture. Although it is not often used at the daily dining table, it is not only functional but also has a rich emotion. In Mino, where the best rice bowls in Japan are made, we once again explored the hidden potential of rice bowls with lids and searched for a form that could be used every day. During the exhibition period, we plan to provide food in prototype lidded bowls at the exhibition venue Common (Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo), so that you can enjoy the collaboration between food and space.
DESIGNART TOKYO 2022
Period: October 21 (Friday) to October 30 (Sunday), 2022
Common Kant. 1F, 4-8-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 8:00-23:00
A press preview will be held from 15:00 to 17:00 on Friday, October 21, the first day of the event.
A reception will be held from 17:00-20:00. * One drink free system Please join us.
[ORGANIZER] Izawa Corporation
A ceramic production company based in Japan’s largest ceramic production area, Mino, and Tokyo. Looking back at Mino, a production area where the world’s most diverse soil and craftsmen are
concentrated, we are planning and developing our own products for domestic and overseas, producing original products, and wholesale design products. At Minoyaki Design Institute, MINO SOIL, and CERAMIC VALLEY, they are working on the development of new materials and the branding of production areas. Received the Good Design Award 2022 for “Air MINO”, an ultra-lightweight tableware that is particular about usability, and “Minoyaki Design Institute”.
[DIRECTOR] Kaori Akiyama
He presides over STUDIO BYCOLOR, a design office that effectively utilizes the power of colors and materials. Graduated from the Department of Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University in 2002. After working for an office furniture
manufacturer, he continues to this day. iF Design Award, German Design Award, DFA Asia Design Award, DIA Top100, Good Design Award, LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT 2016 selection, etc. Part-time lecturer at Chiba University and Faculty of Design Engineering, Hosei University. Today at Apple Design Lab to be held at Apple Marunouchi on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Learn about the charm of colors and materials from Kaori Akiyama, an introduction and workshop of beautiful and dense strata. do.
Manufactured by: Maruasa Pottery Matsusuke Kiln
Graphic Design: Ken Okamoto Yamato Iizuka
Main visual photography: Koichi Tagami
Editing: Takehiko Yanase
Cooperation: Gifu Prefectural Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art Venue cooperation: Toray Industries, Inc. Toray Industries, Inc. (Ultrasuede(R)︎), Arakawa Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd., ITL Corporation inquiry
For inquiries and interviews regarding this matter, please contact the following.
Izawa Corporation Co., Ltd. Person in charge: Sugai/Hayashi
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