Shiro Kuramata - Ettore Sottsass Exhibition

21_21 Design Sight museum, the temple of contemporary design in the heart of Tokyo, always promoting the motto that “art and design are food for the soul”, is extending one of its most inspiring exhibitions by July the 18th

Ettore Sottsass "Kachina" 2005-10

The exhibition features the work of two of the most important designers worldwide, Japan’s leading designer Shiro Kuramata and master of Italian design Ettore Sottsass. The deep friendship and collaboration of the two designers started in 1981 with the Memphis collective that brought groundbreaking impact into the design world, mixing two different elements: Kuramata’s Japanese aesthetics and Sottsass’ Western European ideology. The visitors are able to enjoy 65 pieces of Kuramata’s work after 1980 and 20 never-seen-before art pieces Kachina from Ettore Sottsass drawings created in his final years.

Shiro Kuramata "Miss Blanche" 1988
Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass in Japan, 1990

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