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Tokyo Design Week 2015

Tokyo Design Week 2015 found David Glaettli/GDD knee deep in the creation of an exhibition for Karimoku New Standard.  For this design week David Glaettli/GDD selected the palette of a large gallery space within the very popular Tsutaya T-Site complex in Daikanyama, Tokyo. The scenography was conceived with and built in collaboration with Tokyo based constructor company TANK. The exhibition room had unusual proportions with very high ceilings, which posed the risk that the furniture would feel lost and out of proportion in the vast space. To address this challenge, exhibition podiums made of simple MDF were printed with different standard grids that turned into patterns interacting with the furniture standing on them.  The grid exposed the scale of the space and allowed visitors to measure and understand the size and proportions of the exhibits. Partitions were also constructed to enforce the concept.  Made of welded and lacquered reinforcement lattice, the grid pattern was brought into the vertical and formed graphical layers that structured the space.  Another facet of the exhibition was a mini store launched to offer Karimoku New Standard accessories and other products designed by Karimoku New Standard designers. As a special give-away for visitors, an original knapsack was developed with Kyoto based artist Soshi Matsunobe, featuring an original fabric with a hand drawn pattern. David Glaettli/GDD’s Tokyo Design Week 2015 project involvement for Karimoku New Standard included creating, developing, and implementing the exhibition concept.  This exhibition design work also include the food concept, shop curation, planning, styling, location hunting, and the selection and coordination of collaborators.