Boxed are multifaceted deformed structures that can be understood as objects existing midway between the two- and three-dimensional. Boxes also have a variety of potential uses, and depending one he usage their relationship changes with the people who are involved and with the space in which the box is placed. For graf, which not only is a graphic design office but also in involved in product design and produces furniture, this exhibition was an opportunity, by considering boxes from various angles, to probe new possibilities in graphic design with a conscious focus on such elements as spatiality, three-dimensionality, appearance and relationship with people
GRAPHIC WEST 2: Sensory Boxes
January 19, 2010–March 13, 2010
ddd Namba, Osaka
January 19, 2010
Namba SS Building
graf is a group that fits into an array of categories: graphic and product designers, carpenters, furniture makers, chefs. At this exhibition uniquely based on their concept of "creating lifestyles," the attempt to answer the question of what their mode of expression is resulted in the keyword "boxes." Replacing the 2D with the 3D, and the 3D with the 2D, i.e. while dealing with graphics, which are two-dimensional, they are conscious of spatiality, a notion that was conveyed in the way they exhibited.
Namba SS Building
The theme of Hattori's conversation with Miki was none other than "What is Design?" Miki, basing himself on a lecture given to middle school students, spoke clearly and concisely about his latest thoughts about design. One thing the two speakers seemed to share is their quest to achieve work that is closer to our human sensitivity - their desire to create designs that draw on experiences and feelings, and their desire to infuse actions into their designs.