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I am thrilled to be part of Japan Design/Arts beyond borders International Symposium curated by Rossella Menegazzo at the University of Milan. Please stop by if you happen to be in Milan.

LOCATION: 7 Via Festa del Perdono
DATE: 13-14 October, 2022

It will feature the participation of Japan’s most important designers and architects currently active on the international scene and Japanese and Italian designers who have written the history of design via intercultural synergies and collaborations centring on Milan.

The notables include Kengo Kuma, Natoto Fukasawa, Makio Hasuike, Toshiyuki Kita, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Setsu & Shinobu Ito, Andrea Branzi, and Reiko Sudo, as well as representatives of the younger generation such as Nao Tamura, Keiji Ashizawa, and Kosuke Araki.

The symposium focuses on contemporary Japanese design with its cultural implications, drawing on classical arts and the permeability of boundaries between creative idioms, from calligraphy to painting, arts applied to design, and architecture, and extending out to embrace the arts of flowers and scents. The categories of “fine arts” (bijutsu) and “applied arts” (kōgei) were borrowed from Europe in the late 19th century, while the concept of graphic design in contemporary terms replaced the concept of “technical-decorative design” (zuan) in the 1950s.


GALA

Ambientec team and I are very excited to collaborate with the master plant artist Satoshi Kawamoto and install 120 TURN+ lamps at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan for the SALONE DEL MOBILE.


TED TALK

I am thrilled to be one of the speakers at TEDxWasedaU, a TED TALK event hosted by Waseda University on June 26, 2022. The theme of this year is “Dear Us” and “Connection”.

I will speak about “the power of interconnection” and look back on my journey as a designer beginning at the age of 19. -In these times of Pandemic, war, racism, and rapid change, I hope that this talk will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the deep connections between us.

DATE: June 26th, 2022
LOCATION: Shibuya CROSS TOWER

tedxwasedau.com


Venice Biennale

Happy to introduce CASCADE and to be part of SOTTOVETRO an exhibition curated by Jean Blanchaert by WonderGlass!

PUBLIC DATES: 08.04. 2022 – 15.05. 2022
Opening Hours: Daily – 10:00AM – 5:00PM
LOCATION: Fondazione Berengo Art Space
Campiello della Pescheria 4, Murano
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“Made in WonderGlass” is pleased to present SottoVetro, an exhibition curated by renowned art critic Jean Blanchaert within the prestigious surroundings of the Fondazione Berengo, in conjunction with the 59th Venice Biennale and the 2022 edition of Homo Faber.

WonderGlass intends to take visitors into an intimate landscape with this exhibition, presenting each artist’s secret – recipe – for creativity.
This coterie of contemporary artists and their artistic approaches to glass create a unified landscape of vibrant patterns, enticing textures, and pulsing colour palettes that spread their visual appeal. The observer is asked to explore the various combinations of materials that provide a powerful semantic effect, presenting itself in radically distinct experiences each time.


Golden TURN+

I am delighted to announce our new project TURNPLUS by Ambientec won Archiproducts Design Award 2021!


21 21 DESIGN SIGHT

Honored to be a part of an exhibition ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH 25 watches by 12 designers at 2121 DESIGN SIGHT

12人のデザイナーによる25の腕時計展 2121 DESIGN SIGHT にて23日から。
興味のある方はぜひ

October 23 (Sat) – November 3 (Wed), 2021


+TALENTS

New Sage series from Ambientec currently showing at IFFT “+TALENTS” Tokyo!

IFFT Interior Lifestyle Living 芦沢啓治さんディレクション企画展「+TALENTS」にてAmbientecから発表されたSAGEの第二弾をプロトタイプを通して紹介させて頂いています。

◼️Tokyo Big Sight
DATE:10/18- 10/20/ 10am – 6pm
LOCATION:TOKYOビックサイト 南1•2ホール


Vitra

Very honor to be a part of meaningful exhibition “Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today” at Vitra Design Museum among other great talents that I admire.

Vitra Design Museum

23.09.2021 – 06.03.2022

“Be it in furniture design, fashion design, industrial design, or interior design, women have contributed crucially to the development of modern design, both creatively and commercially. And yet books about the history of design often fail to mention them. The exhibition »Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today« at the Vitra Design Museum seeks to help redress the balance. Presenting women designers from the past 120 years, it tells a new, many-voiced story of design against the background of the struggle for equal rights and recognition. Around eighty women in design are showcased in the exhibition, including protagonists of modernism like Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Lilly Reich, and Clara Porset, business leaders like Florence Knoll and Armi Ratia, but also lesser-known figures like the social reformer Jane Addams. Contemporary positions and future outlooks are represented by such designers as Matali Crasset, Patricia Urquiola, Julia Lohmann, as well as the collectives Matri-Archi(tecture) and Futuress.”


GLASS TO GLASS

On the occasion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture this unique exhibition brings together the worlds of contemporary art and cutting-edge design through the medium of glass.

Location Murano
Fondazione Berengo Art Space/ Compiello della Pescheria 4 Murano
Daily 10am-5pm
Location Venezia
Berengo Collection/ Calle Larga San Marco 412-413 Venezia
Daily 10am-5pm/ 8pm-10pm, Wednesday closed


TURN+

Milan, March 2021-Japanese light design brand Ambientec creates sophisticated portable lamps that blend a jeweler’s craftsmanship with the rigor of optical science.

“Light is a powerful symbol of vitality and hope, and TURN+ is intended to be a light that you keep close by, to keep you company through all the moods and moments of your life. A lamp that you light by gently touching it is one that can create a strong sensory and emotional bond.” TURN+ can provide 500 hours of light without electricity, and is fully waterproof.

We would like to share TURN collection with people all over the world and hopefully provide light in times of darkness- Nao Tamura”

Photo:Hiroshi Iwasaki
Contact:Barbara Musso/ barbara@novitaitalia.com


The Nova Building

WonderGlass, New project for The Nova Building in Westminster, London with a new Flow[T] ceiling bespoke installation!

THE NOVA BUILDING
“The Nova Building is ultra-modern, beautifully engineered and architecturally daring. A statement for living amid the grandeur of Westminster and Belgravia.”

Address:
79a Buckingham Palace Rd,
Westminster, London SW1W 0AJ,
United Kingdom


Elle Decor Design Walk 2020

Elle Decor Japanの木田さん、 Wonderwall代表の片山正通さんと渋谷の街にできたクリエイターたちによる公共トイレプロジェクト「THE TOKYO TOILET」についてお話をさせて頂きます。10/26(月)20:00~21:30

Archive below!
YOUTUBE Elle Decor Japan


The Tokyo Toilet

I am happy to announce my latest project! This project was a part of “The Tokyo Toilet”project organized by The Nippon Foundation. This project aims for the realization of a society where all kinds of diversity are accepted, by building public toilets. 17 toilets that are accessible for anyone regardless of gender, age, or disability will be created. Please check The Tokyo Toilet site for more details!


1/6

ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH
New color/ Khaki is for sale as a limited model at the Issey Miyake Shop!

ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH
“1/6 ワンシックス”に新色バンドが登場
カーキ色の革バンドを組合せた精悍な印象の別注色モデルが登場します”


Best of year winner 2019

Sage lamp for Ambientec won interior Design’s 14th annual”Best of Year 2019″ in the Task Lamp category. Thanks for the amazing honor Interior Design.

Category: Task Lamp
Client: Ambientec
Year:2019
Event: Jacob K. Javits Center/ Dec6, 2019


Design Forum


DesignMiami/ SunShower

We are thrilled to introduce installation for LEXUS called “SunShower”at DesignMiami.
Please come by if you are visiting Miami this week!

“Lexus has responded to the fair’s theme of “Elements: Water” by commissioning designer Nao Tamura to create an immersive, multimedia installation that evokes the wondrousness of this natural, outdoor phenomenon. SUNSHOWER was curated by Design Miami/ Curatorial Director Aric Chen and prominent Milan-based curator and author Maria Cristina Didero.

DESIGN MIAMI DEC 3-8, 2019
Preview Day/ Tuesday, Dec 3 | Public Days/ Dec 4-8

Motion Graphics: Hiroshi Ouchi (Wow) Technical Director: Yutaka Endo Sound:Aya Nishina


Shiro Kuramata / Talk Event

There will be a talk event: Shiro Kuramata at Museum of Tokyo Modern Art next Sunday. I will be speaking with other designers and so please stop by if you are interested! (Photo: Joe Suzuki)

来週の日曜日に東京国立近代美術館で尊敬するデザイナー倉俣史郎さんのシンポジウムがあります。招待頂いた我々4人と実際に倉俣さんとお仕事された方々とのトークセッションになります。貴重なお話が聞けそうなので楽しみです。興味のある方はぜひ

Nov 10 (SUN), 2019
Time/ 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location/ Museum of Tokyo Modern Art
Organized by PLAT


Good Design Award

TURN is among the awarded winners of the Good Design Award.

TOKYO MIDTOWN DESIGN HUB 82 EXHIBITION
“My favorite Design” -the selection from GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2019.
2nd October ~ 25th Octorber
Place: Tokyo Midtown Tower 5F
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Good Design Exhibition
31st October ~ 4th November
Place: Tokyo Midtow


Nomad Venice

WonderGlass is presenting special editions at NOMAD VENICE! Please stop by and say hello to WG team.

Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel
Date: Sep 5-8, 2019
NOMAD VENICE FONDAMENTA VAN AXEL 30121, VENICE ITALY
Photo: Pol Mauri