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Exhibition "Insects: Models for Design"
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From July 19, 2019, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold an exhibition entitled "Insects: Models for Design." Graphic designer Taku Satoh is exhibition director, and Takeshi Yoro, an anatomist known as an insect lover, is exhibition supervisor.

Insects are a reflection of the natural world. Although they are always close to us, many facets of their lives remain unknown. Their richness of color, physiological qualities, structures and habits all offer us unseen worlds barely imagined. Insects have evolved over much longer period than humans, and by observing their diversity we will discover new creative possibilities. This exhibition seeks to view the mysterious world of insects as "models for design."

Designers, architects, structural engineers and artists will exhibit work inspired by insects. Some have used their tiny skeletal systems to produce artificial objects, others have studied the skillful way they fold their wings and applied this to robots, others again have learned from the structure of larva nest how to generate human architecture. Astonishing ingenuity is found in every aspects of insects, from mouths and eyes to legs. We also found the interesting rules that lie behind the way we named insects through the relationship with them. The exhibition will offer creators and visitors an opportunity to learn from insects and to reconsider their relationships with us.

Date
July 19 (Fri) - November 4 (Mon), 2019
Venue
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 1 & 2
Closed
Tuesdays (Except October 22)
Time
10:00 - 19:00 (Entrance until 18:30)
Admission
General ¥1,200 / University Students ¥800 / High School Students ¥500 / Junior High School Students and under may enter for free
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Organized by
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION
Special Sponsor
Mitsui Fdosan Co., Ltd.
Sponsor
TSDO Inc.
Exhibition Director
Taku Satoh
Supervisor
Takeshi Yoro
Exhibit Design, Graphic Design (Promotion)
Tomohiro Okazaki
Planning Associates
Kenji Kohiyama, Keiki Fukui, Munetoshi Maruyama
Graphic Design (Exhibition Infographics)
Sui Mukai (TSDO)
Space Design
Lui Igarashi
Text
Mai Tsunoo
Associate Supervisor
Maho Adachi
Participating Creators
Yosuke Abe, Takeshi Ishiguro, Tokuro Oka + Mao Kobayashi, Kengo Kuma and Associates + Alan Burden / Norihiro Ejiri / Jun Sato, Kenji Kohiyama, Keita Suzuki, Takeo Nakano, Hiroka Hasegawa, Perfektron, Haruka Misawa (Nippon Design Center, Inc.), Mirai Mizue, Macoto Murayama, Suzuka Fujita + Yukiko Uno + Kenji Abe, Shunji Yamanaka, Satoshi Yoshiizumi (TAKT PROJECT), Akira Wakita
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Directors
Issey Miyake, Taku Satoh, Naoto Fukasawa
Associate Director
Noriko Kawakami
Director of Programs
Tatsuya Maemura