NEWS

2014.07.03

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold “Image-Makers” Exhibition starting July 4, 2014.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT holds an exhibition titled “Image-Makers” from July 4(Fri) to October 5(Sun), inviting Hélène Kelmachter, curator and expert of Japan-France cultural exchange, as exhibition director.
To invent a world of images and fantasy, to cross diverse fields of creation and then to drive people elsewhere far from here while telling them about the world of today… Sharing such a vision, image-makers in Japan and abroad gather in this exhibition to reveal their extraordinarily visionary works. Please visit 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT’s website for further details.

2014.05.02

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Mémoires Vives (Vivid Memories) May 10 to September 21 2014

Established in 1984 for the promotion of contemporary art, the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, the first corporate foundation in France, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. During this time, the foundation has hosted 150 exhibitions, and through a unique approach of making direct requests to artists, has realized the production of more than 800 works. Celebrating this milestone, the exhibition Mémoires Vives (vivid memories) from May 10 to September 21 will kick off various events that will take place over the course of a year from May 2014. Following his exhibition ISSEY MIYAKE MAKING THINGS, held from October 1998 to February 1999, Issey Miyake has been invited to participate in this exhibition.
Miyake will create installations using lighting fixtures and lamps from the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE collection in the first floor gallery space and outdoor garden. The first floor gallery space will portray the image of an ocean with an installation representing a migrating school of fish, while the outdoor garden will invoke images of living creatures in the forest with lighting fixtures with names such as mole, hen, and rattlesnake on exhibition among the plants. The fixtures to be used in the installation have been designed especially for this exhibition. The exhibition in the first floor gallery space will run until August 31 and the outdoor garden exhibition will run until end of June.

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Photo : Hervé Tarrieu





2014.03.07

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE 2014 Vol.2

ISSEY MIYAKE and Reality Lab. team offer a new wardrobe with different silhouettes this time, as represented by the following new groups:

One incorporates a conformal spiral structure into a folding pattern successfully with the help of a leading expert on origami engineering, realizing a sharp silhouette, further emphasized by contrasting colors.

Another reveals its elegant circular forms beautifully when worn, while returning to a piece of square cloth, which is foldable along its diagonal lines, when laid flat.




2014.02.26

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold “KOME : The Art of Rice” Exhibition starting February 28, 2014.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT holds Exhibition “KOME : The Art of Rice” from February 28(Fri) to June 15(Sun). Rice is a very immediate part of lives in Japan. It is an integral aspect of everyday life. Many facets of Japan’s culture evolved in conjunction with the history of rice cultivation, and dietary culture became increasingly rice-based. This exhibition aims to take a fresh look at rice as the foundation of Japanese culture, and to get visitors to think about the future of rice. Please visit 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT’s website for further details.

2014.02.07

The story of Issey Miyake appears in Financial Times

British business newspaper Financial Times interviewed Issey Miyake, and a special story titled ” Meeting Mr. Miyake – A rare interviewed with a truly modern design icon” appears in its weekend magazine, how to spend it.

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2013.10.25

Exhibition “Toward a DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN” at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo.

From October 25st, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT holds Exhibition “Toward a DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN”. Please visit 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT’s website for further details.

2013.10.01

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE Ranked in Good Design Best 100, 2013 and Nominated for Good Design Grand Award

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE has made it through to the second screening of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s Good Design Award 2013, where it has been chosen for the Good Design Best 100, 2013 and is in the running for Good Design Grand Award.

The Good Design Best 100, 2013 are the 100 entries judged to be particularly good in terms of certain criteria, which include: design with the potential to forge a new path to tomorrow; design that hints at the future; design that demonstrates advanced craftsmanship in a mature segment of industry; and design that demonstrates the potential of design in growth segment.

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE and other winners of Good Design Award 2013 will be on display at the Good Design Exhibition 2013 at Tokyo Midtown between Wednesday, October 30 and Monday, November 4 (a public holiday), 2013. Visitors to the exhibition are eligible to vote for the entries they think should win the Good Design Grand Award.

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2013.08.02

Release of the Short Film, “Aomori University Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team” July 18th Performance

On Thursday July 18th, the “Aomori University Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team” gave a performance in the Yoyogi National Stadium’s Second Gymnasium. The event, entitled “Flying Bodies, Soaring Spirits” was planned and produced by Issey Miyake with renowned director/choreographer Daniel Ezralow. The gymnasts celebrated not only the wonders of nature using water, which unites the earth and all life upon it, as the motif, but also the energy of hope. The energetic gymnastics performance and emotional dance performance were both received with wild applause. The performance is now available to all in a short film (38 min.) created by filmmaker Hiroyuki Nakano.

2013.07.01

Exhibition “COLOR-HUNTING” at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo.

From June 21st, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT holds Exhibition “COLOR-HUNTING” directed by Dai Fujiwara. Please visit 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT’s website for further details.

2013.03.12

Selected as part of the Collection of MoMA

The Acquisitions department for the Committee for the Department of Architecture and Design of the Museum of Modern Art in New York has agreed to include the 3 models of the lighting products IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE (MOGURA, MOGURA mini, and MENDORI) into the Collection. At the same time, the Department of Architecture and Design has agreed to include the No. 1 one-piece dress of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE into its Study Collection. The MENDORI light is exhibited in the current exhibition of MoMA entitled Applied Design: From Chairs to Videogames, New Acquisitons in the Design Collection.

2013.03.12

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE’s launch party was held in London.

On March 7th, a launch party of IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was held in London at the ISSEY MIYAKE shop. More than 350 guests gathered, and they were impressed by the beauty of the light created by IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE.

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Photo : Oliver Rudkin

2013.02.28

The Launch party of IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE in Zurich

On February 21st, the launch party of IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was held at the ISSEY MIYAKE shop in Zurich. After the presentation in April 2012, the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lamps are now available in some European countries, followed by American and Asian countries in the near future.



2013.02.27

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE has received the iF Product Design Award 2013 – Gold.

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was awarded the iF Product Design Award 2013 – Gold at the award-giving ceremony of iF Design Award which was held in Munich on 22nd of February. Established in 1953 by International Forum Design Hannover, the iF Product Design Award is among the most important awards for innovative product design.

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2013.02.25

Exhibited in the London’s Design Museum’s exhibition

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE is selected to be part of the permanent collection of the Design Museum in London, and is exhibited in its current exhibition. The exhibition is entitled EXTRAORDINARY STORIES ABOUT ORDINARY THINGS, and runs until January 4th, 2015. It investigates the impact of design on our everyday lives from six key stories, and presents the designs from furniture, product, fashion, transport and architecture. The IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lamp’s TATSUNO-OTOSHIGO model that uses the recycled PET as the material of the shade is exhibited to illustrate the most recent use of plastic.



Photo © Design Museum
EXTRAORDINARY STORIES ABOUT ORDINARY THINGS

2013.02.08

Exhibition “Design Ah!” at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT holds Exhibition “Design Ah!” from February 8 to June 2. It takes the educational program “Design Ah!” on NHK educational channel one step further into an exhibition. Please visit 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT’s website for further details.

Design: Taku Satoh

2012.12.27

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE 2013 Vol.1

Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab team offer a new spring summer collection with the brand’s mathematical ideas more evolved, featuring pop and rhythmical patterns and color combinations. The new collection, which includes hooded blousons and denim-printed items, proposes to enjoy casual and sporty coordinates suitable for everyday life.

2012.06.06

The story on the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE appeared in the Italian magazine domus.

The story on the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE based the interview with Issey Miyake appeared in the Italian magazine domus.

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2012.06.01

A showing of ”IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE” for Paris Designer’s Day

The IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lamps are now displayed at ISSEY MIYAKE Paris Royale shop for Paris Designer’s Day. The display is shown from May 31 to June 30.


 

 

ISSEY MIYAKE 11, Rue Royale 75008 Paris
Photo : Elodie Dupuis

2012.05.14

10 CORSO COMO presents 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE.

The 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection is now available at “10 CORSO COMO”, the innovative Milan concept store, which consistently delivers cutting edge style and design to the world. Issey Miyake’s approach to making clothes with unique folding capabilities, which marries origami with mathematics and recycling is presented in a special display.


 

10 CORSO COMO ― Corso Como, 10 , 20154 Milano

2012.04.25

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE: won the best design in the category of fashion at the “Designs of the Year” Awards 2012, Design Museum London.

The Design Museum’s Design Awards, ‘the Oscars of the design world’, is a showcase of the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world. 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE won the best design in the category of fashion at the Museum’s fifth annual Designs of the Year Awards 2012. The winners were chosen from 7 categories and were presented at an awards ceremony in London, April 24. All of the nominations are on show at the exhibition in the Design Museum from February 8 to July 15.


 

DESIGN MUSEUM 28 Shad Thames London SE1 2YD
Photo: © Luke Hayes

2012.04.19

The IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lamps were presented at the Light+Building in Frankfurt and at the Salone Internationale del Mobile in Milan.

The IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lamps which were born from the development process of the latest Miyake project, 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. They are made in conjunction with the Italian lighting maker, Artemide, and were presented in Frankfurt and Milan in April 2012. The In-EI lamps reflect traditional Japanese aesthetics about the relationship between light and shadow (inei means shadow in Japanese) and are crafted not only by hand but also by using the latest technology. The lamps have received accolades for translating the traditional Japanese culture of lighting to the contemporary instruments.


 

 

Artemide Showroom in Milan
(Corso Monforte 19)

2012.04.03

Exhibition ‘TEMA HIMA: the Art of Living in Tohoku’ at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo

From April 27, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will present a new exhibition ‘TEMA HIMA: the Art of Living in Tohoku.’ It is a follow-up to last July’s special program “THE SPIRIT OF TOHOKU: ‘CLOTHING’ BY ISSEY MIYAKE” held in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This exhibition will focus on the “foods and living spaces” of the Tohoku region as seen through the eyes of graphic designer Taku Satoh and product designer Naoto Fukasawa, two of the three directors of 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT (Issey Miyake is the third). For further details, please visit 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT’s website.

Design: Taku Satoh
Photo: Yusuke Nishibe

2012.02.14

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE: nominated for Design of the Year Award 2012.

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is nominated for Design Museum’s fifth annual Design of the Year Award 2012.
The Design Museum’s Design Awards, ‘the Oscars of the design world’, is a showcase of the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world. All of the nominations will be on show at the exhibition in the Design Museum from February 8 to July 15. The winners will be announced on April 24.

2011.09.06

Exhibition ‘Irving Penn and Issey Miyake : Visual Dialogue’ at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will be opening the exhibition ‘Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue’ on September 16, 2011. The exhibition focuses on the collaborative work of Irving Penn (1917-2009), a legendary photographer who represents the latter half of the 20th century, and Issey Miyake.For further details, please visit 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT website.

Design: Taku Satoh
Photograph by Irving Penn
top: Poppy: Glowing Embers, New York, 1968.
bottom: Flower Pleats (Issey Miyake Design), New York, 1990.
Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

2011.07.08

Special Program ‘THE SPIRIT OF TOHOKU: “CLOTHING” BY ISSEY MIYAKE’ at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will dedicate six days, beginning on July 26th to a special program focusing on culture as shaped by the people of the Tohoku region. For further details, please visit 21_21’s website.

Design: Katsumi Asaba

2011.07.01

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE

A new series Flat Square from MIYAKE ISSEY and his R&D team Reality Lab. Always using environment-conscious textile woven of a recycled fiber and having a simpler folding structure this time, the new series offers chic but daily clothing.

Image movie: Drawing and Manual



Photo: Yasuaki Yoshinaga

2011.04.28

“Collections Contemporaines ( des années 1960 à nos jours)” exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Exhibition “Collections Contemporaines ( des années 1960 à nos jours)” opened on April 6th at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition is meant as an introduction to the museum’s permanent collection as well as to showcase their recent acquisitions. Organized by art movement or by artist, Issey Miyake’s “A-POC Angel”, a recent acquisition, is shown in the architecture, design photography, new media and video section.

Title: Collections Contemporaines (des années 1960 à nos jours)
Duration: Apr 6, 2011 – Feb 13, 2012
Venue: Centre Pompidou Musée Niveau 4
Address: Place Georges Pompidou 75004 Paris
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2011.04.19

The “Histoire Idéale de la Mode Contemporaine ” exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

The “Histoire Idéale de la Mode Contemporaine Vol.Ⅱ: 1990-2000 ” exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, following the Vol.I 1970-1980. The exhibition showcases the designers with their work most representing the period, together with the video of their collections.

Title: Histoire Idéale de la Mode Contemporaine Vol.Ⅱ: 1990-2000
Duration: Nov 25, 2010 – May 8, 2011
Venue: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris- Mode et Textile
Address: 197, RUE DE RIVOLI – 75001 PARIS
Open: Tuedays to Sundays 11:00-18:00 (except Thursdays till 21:00)

ISSEY MIYAKE Staircase Dress, 1994

2010.11.24

Exhibition “REALITY LAB” at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo

According to the exhibition’s director, Issey Miyake, the job of a designer consists of “a continual search for means by which to turn ideas into practical realities; or in other words, a ‘REALITY LAB’.” The exhibition’s goal is to challenge, explore and celebrate the infinite “possibilities of creation.”


 

2010.11.04

Issey Miyake to receive the Order of Culture

In this 22nd year of Heisei, Issey Miyake was decorated with the Order of Culture. The Order was bestowed upon him directly by the Emperor, at the Imperial Palace on Culture Day, November 3rd, 2010.

The Order of Culture is Japan’s highest decoration given only to those who have made remarkable achievements in the development and improvement of science, technology or the arts.

Issey Miyake commented:

I am surprised and very honored to have been selected to receive such a prestigious acknowledgement from my country. I see this decoration as a form of encouragement to all the people with whom I work. This includes not only our young designers but also those in the textile industry: spinners, weavers, knitters and dyers all of whom are still managing to create things of beauty and quality despite very difficult economic and manufacturing conditions in the Japanese countryside. I am especially gratified by this recognition, as I feel that it speaks to their accomplishments and struggles, as well.

2010.09.06

‘132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE’ Paris presentation

‘132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE’, travelled from Tokyo to Paris where it was presented at Galerie Kreo from Sept 6-8.

Image movie: Pascal Roulin

Photo : Benjamin NITOT
Reality Lab. 2010 at Galerie Kreo, Paris
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Photo : Benjamin NITOT
Reality Lab. 2010 at Galerie Kreo, Paris
© MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO

2010.09.05

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE

Friday, November 26th, 2010
The sale of ‘132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE’ will start in Tokyo, Paris, New York, London and Zurich.

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE / Aoyama
Space Design : Tokujin Yoshioka

2010.08.31

Issey Miyake and his REALITY LAB. team are proud to announce their first project, “132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” : a modern solution by which to make clothes and industrial products based upon the mathematical principle of origami as well as clothing technology. It was shown for the first time in Tokyo on August 23 and 24, 2010.

The Asahi Shinbun: morning ediition, August 24, 2010

2010.08.16

REALITY LAB.

Inspiring ideas, making things that have never been made before, and making new realities. Issey Miyake continues to adopt this principal in his current work and is preparing to present his newest vision for our era.

2010.08.16

The “Histoire Idéale de la Mode Contemporaine ” exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

The “Histoire Idéale de la Mode Contemporaine Vol. 1: 70-80 ” exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, includes a number of signature Issey Miyake pieces, such as Tatooo Print (1970,) Plastic Body (1980) and others. This first installation is on exhibit through October 10th and the second, “Vol. 2: 1990-2000,” will open on November 25th and close on May 8th, 2011. The eponymous exhibition is based upon the book written by the curator Olivier Saillard that covers the history of fashion from 1970 to 2000.

From the exhibition Histoire idéale de la mode contemporaine vol1:70–80,
Les Arts Décorarifs, Mode et Textile, 2010,
Tattoo, 1970
Photo: Luc Boegly

From the exhibition Histoire idéale de la mode contemporaine vol1:70–80,
Les Arts Décorarifs, Mode et Textile, 2010,
Plastic Body, 1980
Photo: Luc Boegly

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