Exhibition “The Original”

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT holds the exhibition "The Original" from 3 March, 2023.

This Exhibition gathers designs that have exerted a deep influence on daily life. These we define as 'The Original.' 'The Original,' however, does not only signify the 'beginning' of a history of making. Its role is also to stimulate and challenge later designers. 'The Original' is endowed with a fascination to ensure its lasting influence, and its essence will remain long afterwards.

This Exhibition does not follow each fashion and trend. Instead, by reconsidering 'The Original,' as a reference point and a clue to today's designs, we bring you timeless starting-points for design, and reveal links to the designers who created them.

Some 150 products designated as 'The Original' are exhibited, selected by three forefront figures in today's design world, Takahiro Tsuchida as Exhibition Director, Naoto Fukasawa as Supervisor and Kaoru Tashiro as Planning Associate. The items range from furniture, tableware, and textiles to toys. Accompanying the objects they have chosen are images and texts, explicating the works, documenting the process of selection, and pointing out connections between the pieces on show. The exhibition philosophy is laid comprehensibly and enjoyably.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT The Original

For details, please visit the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT website.