Designing design

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Lars Mller Publishers, 2007 - Architecture - 467 pages
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Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In '真Designing Design'真, he impresses upon the reader the importance of '真emptiness'真 in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, alongside Naoto Fukasawa one of the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as '真Re-Design: The Daily Products of the 21st Century'真 of 2000.

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User Review  - Donny Truong - Goodreads

The first part of Kenya Hara's Designing Design devotes to redesign projects of daily products. For example, Shigeru Ban turned a round roll of toilet paper into a square roll. In term of ... Read full review

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if you ever read one book on designread this one. Read full review


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Kenya Hara (1958) is a graphic designer, Professor at the Art University Musashino and communication advisor for Muji.

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