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Press kit - Press release - Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM

Japanese Design Today 100

Montreal, Canada

Centre de design de l'UQAM

Date: November 20, 2014 to January 18, 2015
Vernissage: Wednesday, November 19 at 6 pm, in the presence of the Consul General of Japan at Montreal
Curator: Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Professor at the Musashino Art College


Montreal, Canada, 2014-11-04 -

From the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bottle to the curious HOME1 survival coat, 100 objects are featured in the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100 at the UQAM Centre de Design. Previously shown in Los Angeles and Toronto, this exhibition, produced by the Japan Foundation, provides a window into Japanese culture through everyday objects selected for the quality of their execution and their uniquely Japanese characteristics.

 

Contemporary Japanese culture revealed through 100 objects

You can learn a lot about a culture by observing the objects it produces. Their design reveals the technology used to create them, their intended function and the taste of their users. Japanese Design Today 100 offers visitors a "contemporary archaeology" experience that provides insight into the history, traditions and lifestyle of Japanese society.

 

"The 100 objects assembled here are drawn both from popular culture and sophisticated design. Not all of them exhibit the clean lines of modern design, and the form of several is more typical of traditional culture. This variation reflects the trends in Japanese design today," says curator Hiroshi Kashiwagi.

 

Eighty-nine of the items on display are objects in daily use, while the other 11 are examples of the finest product design of recent decades. Some of the objects reflect global design trends, many bear traces of a respect for Japanese manufacturing traditions, and others issue from popular culture.

 

The exhibition will appeal to design enthusiasts, lovers of Japanese culture and those wishing to escape the wintry weather with a brief excursion to the Land of the Rising Sun.

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The Japan Foundation

Address and opening hours
UQAM Centre de Design
1440 Sanguinet Street (corner of Saint Catherine East)
Montreal (Berri-UQAM metro)
Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 pm
Free admission
For information, phone:  514 987-3395

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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Affiche de l'exposition.<br> Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: Design : Raymond Lanctôt
Affiche de l'exposition.
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
Photo credit: Design : Raymond Lanctôt
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Bouteille de 150 ml de sauce soya de qualité supérieure Kikkoman. Kikkoman Corporation, 1961 <br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
Bouteille de 150 ml de sauce soya de qualité supérieure Kikkoman. Kikkoman Corporation, 1961
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Manteau Final home «&nbsp;HOME1&nbsp;», A-net Inc., 1994 <br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
Manteau Final home « HOME1 », A-net Inc., 1994
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Lampe In-ei Miyake (Mogura), Miyake Design Studio, 2010 <br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
Lampe In-ei Miyake (Mogura), Miyake Design Studio, 2010
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - AA Stool, Ishinomaki Laboratory, 2012<br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
AA Stool, Ishinomaki Laboratory, 2012
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Ouvre-bouteilles «&nbsp;Frame&nbsp;», «&nbsp;Crescent&nbsp;» et «&nbsp;Eclipse&nbsp;», Futagami Co., Ltd., 2009 <br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
Ouvre-bouteilles « Frame », « Crescent » et « Eclipse », Futagami Co., Ltd., 2009
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Appareil photo Nikon F, Nikon Corporation, 1959<br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
Appareil photo Nikon F, Nikon Corporation, 1959
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Prothèse pour athlète, Beautiful Prosthetics Project (Yamanaka Laboratory, The University of Tokyo; Yamanaka Design Laboratory, Keio University), cooperated by Tetsudou Kousaikai (Prosthesis and Orthodic Device Support Center) and Imasen Engineering Corporation, 2008 <br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
Prothèse pour athlète, Beautiful Prosthetics Project (Yamanaka Laboratory, The University of Tokyo; Yamanaka Design Laboratory, Keio University), cooperated by Tetsudou Kousaikai (Prosthesis and Orthodic Device Support Center) and Imasen Engineering Corporation, 2008
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
Du 20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015
Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.
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Press kit | 748-20 - Press release | Japanese Design Today 100 - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Robe Miyake, Miyake Design Studio, 2010 <br>Exposition&nbsp;L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon&nbsp;présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM&nbsp;<br> Du&nbsp;20 novembre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015 - Photo credit: © The Japan Foundation.<span></span>
Robe Miyake, Miyake Design Studio, 2010
Exposition L’objet japonais - Panorama du design contemporain au Japon présentée au Centre de design de l’UQAM 
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