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Weaving the light for Panasonic

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The project “WEAVING THE LIGHT” for Panasonic is shown at Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Tokyo) from November 1 to 5, 2017! Please come by and check the installation.

“WEAVING THE LIGHT” Light and space brought to life by future life sources. The next generation light device, laser, is highly directional and very efficient even at high intensity. Taking advantage of these features and by weaving fiber like gossamer threads, the collaboration has created lighting that brings new value to spaces.

Date
Nov 1 - 5, 2017

Time
11:00 - 21:00

Place
Tokyo Midtown Courtyard
Akasaka 9-7-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Botanica

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PAPER ATTRACTION

I am happy to announce the launch of Botanica paper by Japanese paper company Fukunaga. Please come and see the exhibition かみの重力展 if you are in Japan.

Exhibition

Date
Oct 19日-Nov 6
11:00am to 7:00pm

Place
Living Motif
5-17-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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Mostra in Murano

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Light Blowing Exhibition

A group exhibition curated by Ilaria Ruggiero and Samantha Punis called Light Blowing in Murano Italy.

Date
10th September to 12th November 2017

Place
Murano Gallery LUab 4.0
Calle Vivarini 6⁄a
30141 Murano⁄Venice

Between time and light

I am pleased to announce Fluid installation by WonderGlass during MilanSalone 2017. Please stop by and look over the Fluid collection as well as the installation features Calliope by Marcel Wanders.

[fluid] by Nao Tamura

There is a moment when the sun hits the surface of the lagoon,the lens of water creates beautiful sparks of light.[fluid] captures that spark of ephemeral beauty and turns it into a source of light. It creates a fluid ripple of light just like when a droplet hits the surface of still water.

Installation at
Instituto Dei Ciechi
Location: Via Vivaio 7, Milano
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Salone Satellite – 20 Years of New Creativity

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In 2010, I exhibited my project “Seasons” at SaloneSatellite. And I am sure that was the place/time I started my career. I can’t thank enough for Marva and all the people who involved in SaloneSatellite. I am very happy and honored to be part of this exhibition to celebrate SaloneSatellite’s 20th anniversary!

Event
SaloneSatellite

Milan 2017

2017

Established & Sons Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Place
Pavilion 16-D43
Fiera Milan, Rho

Time
4 April-9 April 2017
Tuesday-Sunday
9:30am-6:30pm

GLASLOVE

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Redesigning the
Course of Cancer

I am very honor to be part of Luminaire’s innovative use of design to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, the groundbreaking Love philanthropic series of charity auctions returns for its fourth edition this fall with GlasLove.

Glass, characterized by the duality of its strong yet fragile nature, is a poetically fitting medium that reflects the spirit of those battling the disease. For this special event, highly collectible, one-off, limited-edition, or prototype works created in glass were created by distinguished international designers and design manufacturers, including Nendo, Marcel Wanders, Tadao Ando, Naoto Fukasawa, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Todd Bracher, Sebastian Herkner, Nao Tamura, Omer Arbel, Tord Boontje, Glas Italia, Lasvit, Arcade, Bocci, Swarovski, and Venini, among others. -My best regards to dearest Nargis and Nasir Kassamali, and special thanks to WonderGlass to donate the glass pieces.

Online Auction | September 19 – October 11, 2016
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Preview
Starting Sept 19 2016
Exhibition
Sept 26 - Oct 11 2016
Place
Luminaire Lab
3901 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33137
Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
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CHAMBER

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I am happy to be part and showing a specially commissioned work by WonderGlass at the CHAMBER NYC gallery curated by Andrew Zuckerman! Please stop by to check out the collection if you are in New York.

Opening
Thursday May 19

Address
515 W 23rd Street NY, NY 10011
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AXIS

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この度はAXIS誌に出させて頂きました。

過去に携わった作品の紹介と共に、仕事に対する思いなど話をさせて頂きました。
ぜひ、本屋さんにお立ち寄りの際に読んで頂けると嬉しいです。

AXISみなさま、どうもありがとうございました!

Link
axisinc.co.jp/magazine/vol/178



Helsinki Design Week

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Exhibition Japanese Design Revisited at the L3 Design Dock. Stockholm-based Ikko Yokoyama has curated a collection of contemporary design, with roots in Japanese aesthetics and handicraft traditions.

Date
9.—13.9.2015
Address
L3 Design Dock, Tyynenmerenkatu 6

Event is accessible for all Wed-Thu 10-19 (only for professionals), Fri-Sat 10-19, Sun 10-16 - 15/10/15/0€ (incl. entry to all L3 Design Dock exhibitions)

Milano Salone 2015

Milano Salone 2015
Milano Salone 2015

I am pleased to introduce a new lighting “MOMENTO” for WonderGlass during Milano Salone del Mobile. There will be an installation at Instituto Dei Ciechi. Please stop by if you are in Milan!

Milan, April 14-19

Installation at Instituto Dei Ciechi
Location: Via Vivaio 7, Milano
Time: Tue-Sat 10:30 - 19:30 (Sun 15:00)

Euroluce
Location: Fiera Milano, Rho
Hall 13 / Stand C16
Time: Tue-Sun 9:30 - 18:30

Elle Decor Italia

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New glass lamp “MOMENTO” had been featured by ElleDecor Italia April issue. There are some photos from the glass factory in Venice, and some talks about our process and back ground story. Please take a look if you get a chance.

Thank you very much ElleDecor Italia!

Photo
Giorgio Possenti

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なんと、、そうそうたる面々の中に恐れ多くも選んで頂いたとの事、、Penの雑誌が実家に届いたと驚きの電話が母からありました。完全に迷える子羊の様で恐縮な気持ちで一杯です。。でも、今回選んで頂いた事に恥じない様に、自分の歩幅でこれからも一つずつ大切に物づくりをしていきたいと思います。

PENの皆様、この度はどうもありがとうございました。

Link
pen-online.jp


London Design Week

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New copper color Tiki was introduced at London Design Festival / Established & Sons

London
Design Festival
Photo by Peer Lindgreen for interiorism


Not so…

But thank you very much, ElleDecor Italia
ElleDecor Italia by Adriano Brusaferri
But thank you very much, ElleDecor Italia ElleDecor Italia by Adriano Brusaferri

Iittala workshop

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一昨日初雪だったとは思えないほど、あっという間に真っ白いhelsinkiの世界。
でも、ガラス工場の中は汗をかくほどの熱気と、それを見る私の興奮でアツアツでした。

Place
Helsinki
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in love

Very nice article and photo by Elle Decor Italia, November issue.
Very nice article and photo by Elle Decor Italia, November issue.

Dior

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BS Fuji on Air!
Nao Tamura with the world of Christian Dior

なんとも、いろいろな事が切っ掛けでトラベル ドキュメンタリーに出させて頂きました。旅したのはDiorというメゾンが生まれたパリ、そして創設者であるムッシュ ディオールの生まれ故郷であるノルマンディ地方のグランヴィル。
テレビに出る事が素人で、その上ファッションの知識も全くなく不安でしたが、それが良いと言って下さった関係者の方々に助けられ私の中には想像もしてなかった感動がありました。デザイナーと言う物づくりの視点からChristian Diorブランドの拘りや、輝かしい世界の裏にある柔らかい純粋な思い、みたいのを感じて貰えると良いのですが。。

JALの機内でも視聴出来るそうです

Date
Octover 26th (Sun)
22:00〜22:55
BS Fuji on Air!


Link
bsfuji.tv

Design Talk

Design Talk with Mrs. Ryuko Kida, Editor in Chief of ELLE Decor Japan!

Place
Intersect
4-21-26 Minami Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

Date
October 27th Monday, 19:00~

Horizont

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HORIZONT installation

The group of 30 hand-finished glass pieces create a surreal, magical atmosphere with subtle colors and a dreamlike play of light that captures the imagination.

Please come and see “HORIZONT” installation at Palais de Tokyo! Yay!

This is a link to watch the report made at the palais de Tokyo:

Location
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

Dates
May 19th-25th, 2014

Milan, April 2014

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Thank you very much for who came to the installations during Milan Salone.
It’s always very nice to see the reaction of audience.
Another good experience, and always a lot to learn…

For those who couldn’t come to the show, here are videos from WonderGlass installation and some scenes from Lexus installation…

Milan
April 2014

Paris

At Maison & Object Paris 2014
Date: 24th Jan - 28th Jan 2014
At Maison & Object Paris 2014 Date: 24th Jan - 28th Jan 2014
Gallery S. Bensimon
Date: 22nd Jan – 3rd March 2014
111 Rue de Turenne, Paris
Gallery S. Bensimon Date: 22nd Jan – 3rd March 2014 111 Rue de Turenne, Paris
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‘Landscape’ Exhibition by Bureau Elizabeth Leriche
Date: 24th Jan – 28th Jan 2014
‘Landscape’ Exhibition by Bureau Elizabeth Leriche Date: 24th Jan – 28th Jan 2014
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WonderGlassのFlow[T]がパリのメゾンオブジェ期間に3つの展示をしました。
去年のサローネで発表してもうすぐ1年、幸いにもいろいろな所から声をかけてもらい沢山の展示をさせて貰いました。また一つ思い入れのある作品が出来ました。

Place
Paris