Luminaire curates DesignJapan exhibition during Design Miami

Here is more information about DesignJapan from Luminaire:
Within the exhibition, the viewer is able to witness each of the three designers’ ability to reduce objects to their most essential elements. Fukasawa is an industrial designer who attempts to create simple, easy-to-use products that are “close to the body.”   After heading up the Tokyo office of   product design firm IDEO, he founded Naoto Fukasawa Design and has since worked   for   furniture brands including   B+B Italia and Magis. Prism Mirror Table by Tokujin YoshiokaAlso appearing in the DesignJapan show will be Fukasawa’s Common Bench modular seating system designed for Spanish brand Viccarbe, which features natural oak hardwood legs and high-density foam. Head over to Luminaire’s website to RSVP. Taking place from 2 December to 6 December at the Luminaire Lab in the Miami Design District, the DesignJapan showcase will include work by three designers: Tokujin Yoshioka,   Nendo   founder Oki Sato,   and product designer   Naoto Fukasawa. Outside of Miami, the three level Chicago showroom displays the latest collections from the world’s most preeminent designers, continuing to evoke and revel in the intersections and effects of good design in today’s domestic environments. From the sculptural forms of Yoshioka’s Brook Ottoman for Moroso, designed especially for Issey Miyake, and the shimmering Prism collection for Glas Italia, to the pureness of expression in Nendo’s Softer Than Steel collection for Desalto, the Zabuton for Moroso and the brushstroke consoles for Glas Italia, to Fukasawa’s approachable softness in the Common Bench system for Viccarbe, each designer’s understanding of the world around them is on view. Brushstroke collection by Nendo for Glas ItaliaLuminaire celebrates DesignJapan with a reception from 4pm to 7pm on 4 December at Luminaire Lab, 3901 NE 2nd Ave Miami, Florida, US. Also in Miami are Luminaire’s Corporate Offices and warehouse, the company’s nerve center that manages a highly sophisticated system of tracking, distribution and delivery. www.luminaire.com This image: Part of the Softer Than Steel Collection by Nendo. Harnessing its materials, whether natural or synthetic, Japanese design is characterised for capitalising on the material while at the same time combining respect for tradition with forward thinking experimentation. Chairs from Nendo’s Softer Than Steel CollectionFounded by Canadian-born   Sato, Nendo is a prolific Tokyo and Milan-based design studio whose practice spans architecture, interiors, furniture, products and graphics. Prism Chair by Tokujin YoshiokaFinding unusual uses for materials is a key part of the designer’s work, which   has resulted in the creation of   iconic pieces including the Honey Pop – a chair made of honeycomb paper. Though pure in form, materiality adds richness to each product. Dezeen promotion: design company   Luminaire is curating an exhibition of contemporary Japanese furniture during Design Miami this   week. Two Miami locations include the recently renovated flagship Coral Gables showroom, which communicates the company’s original vision: that good design is a way of life, and the Design District’s Luminaire Lab that serves as a focal point for experimentation by challenging one’s sensibilities and driving new directions in design thinking with innovative installations.

Updated: 05.12.2014 — 06:52