MUJI GALAPAGOS website has been released

Oct 11, 2017

MUJI GALAPAGOS website has been released

MUJI GALAPAGOS, a website archiving MUJI's journey
to the Galapagos Islands has been released.
Hara Design Institute is in charge of the
communication design of the entire project.
Please take a look from the link below.
 
https://www.muji.com/us/galapagos/

AD: Kenya Hara
D: Kenya Hara, Yukie Inoue, Ryosuke Kato
Ph: Yoshihiko Ueda
I: Yoshitaka Mizutani
Movie Director: Taiki Fukao
C: Kenya Hara, Kyoko Nagase, Mariko Hara
Web: Daisuke Takahashi, Karin Osanai, Ryosuke Fukuda, Hiroyuki Saito

Sep 26, 2017

原研哉が教鞭をとる 武蔵野美術大学基礎デザイン学科での 原ゼミ10年間の研究成果『Ex-formation』の 日本語版が平凡社から刊行されます。   Ex-formation─未知化するというコミュニケーション Design thinkingの端緒がこの一冊に。     関連イベント『Ex-formation』(平凡社) 刊行記念 原 研哉トークイベント開催 ※お席に限りがございます。事前のお申し込みはwebサイトをご確認ください。   会場│青山ブックセンター 本店 日時│2017年10月6日(金)19:00-20:30(開場18:30-) 詳細│http://www.aoyamabc.jp/event/ex-formation/   会場│銀座 蔦屋書店 日時│2017年10月20日(金)19:30-21:00(開場19:15-) 詳細│https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/event/architectural-design/877-1050360920.html...
MUJI Diner Shanghai Huaihai 755 now open

Aug 30, 2017

MUJI Diner Shanghai Huaihai 755 now open

On June 3rd, 2017 (Sat.), MUJI Diner opened inside the MUJI Shanghai Huaihai 755 store. MUJI Diner is a restaurant that takes hint from home-cooked meals around the world. Hara Design Institute was in charge of the naming, visual identity, and the storefront graphics. The two main graphics showcase spice peppers and staple crops from around the world. Please come visit when you are close by.

https://www.muji.com/jp/mujidiner/
Everyday Life–Signs of Awareness on exhibit at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Aug 22, 2017

Everyday Life–Signs of Awareness on exhibit at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

The 150th Year Anniversary of Japan - Denmark Diplomatic Relations Exhibition, Everyday Life - Signs of Awareness is on exhibit at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Designers, architects, and artists from Japan and Denmark participate in this exhibition. Kenya Hara is responsible for the curation of the "HOME" and "MUJI" sections, and Hara Design Institute also designed the main visual and the captions. Please take a look if you visit Kanazawa.

150th Year Anniversary of Japan - Denmark Diplomatic Relations Exhibition
Everyday Life - Signs of Awareness


Period:
2017.8.5 (Sat.)- 2017.11.5 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Closed:
Mondays (Open on Aug 14, Sep 18, Oct 9 and Oct 30), and Sep 19 (Tue.), Oct 10 (Tue.)

Venue:
Galleries / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Galleries 7-12, 14, Courtyard,Public Zone

Curated by:
Hiromi Kurosawa (chief curator, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Cecilie Manz (designer)

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)

Graphic
AD: Kenya Hara
D: Kenya Hara, Saiko Kanda, Sebastian Fehr
 
Gallery 7 [MUJI] curated by Kenya Hara
Gallery 11 [HOME] curated by Cecilie Manz + Kenya Hara
AD: Kenya Hara
D: Yukie Inoue, Hiroaki Kawanami, Saiko Kanda, Tomomi Kitamura, Komaki Seki
 
Pr: Makoto Shirato
 
Ph: Keizo Kioku
courtesy: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Obusedo package renewal

Aug 14, 2017

Obusedo package renewal

Obusedo is a long-established chestnut confectionery in Nagano with over 100 years of history. Hara Design Institute renewed their package design. Sumi (black ink) color that evokes the traditional tiled roofs in the Obuse village, together with the Kuri-an (chestnut paste) color of their confections, are the two colors that adorn items such as boxes, labels, wrapping papers, shopping bags. Obusedo booths can be found in some department stores as well. Please come take a close look if you are near any of the stores.

AD: Kenya Hara
D: Yuka Okazaki, Natsumi Mano
C: Kyoko Nagase

Narita Rehabilitation Hospital now open

Aug 04, 2017

Narita Rehabilitation Hospital now open

The Narita Rehabilitation Hospital opened on August 1 in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. Hara Design Institute designed the visual identity and internal signage for the hospital. All lettering and logos have soft shapes and are light and airy. Architecture is the work of Kengo Kuma.

https://www.harmonichearts.or.jp/narita/

AD: Kenya Hara
D: Haruko Sasa, Ryosuke Kato
 
Ph: Nacása & Partners Inc.

TAKEO PAPER SHOW “SUBTLE” exhibition on tour at JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo

Aug 02, 2017

TAKEO PAPER SHOW “SUBTLE” exhibition on tour at JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo

The TAKEO PAPER SHOW "SUBTLE" exhibition is on show at JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo, which opened in May 2017. Over the first two days it attracted about 10,000 visitors in total, demonstrating the strength of interest in Japanese culture. This is the first stop on the exhibition's tour of the three JAPAN HOUSE cities. It will run until September 10 in São Paulo before touring to London and Los Angeles.

TAKEO PAPER SHOW "SUBTLE" exhibition
Dates: July 29, 2017 (Sat.) - September 10 (Sun.)
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-22:00, Sundays & Holidays: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Mondays
Venue: JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo (2F)
Av. Paulista 52 - Bela Vista CEP: 01310-900 São Paulo Brasil
tel: +55-11-3090-8900
Admission: free
Kusamura Books now open

Aug 01, 2017

Kusamura Books now open

Kusamura Books, a more casual style of bookstore developed by Tsutaya Books, opened its first bookstore in Moriyama-ku, Nagoya in February 2017, to be followed by a second store in Kakamigahara, Gifu in April. Hara Design Institute designed the visual identity and internal signage for both stores.

AD: Kenya Hara
D: Haruko Sasa, Natsumi Mano
Ph: Shimei Nakatogawa

2 posters designed by Kenya Hara

Jul 24, 2017

2 posters designed by Kenya Hara

Kenya Hara designed the 2017 HIROSHIMA APPEALS poster. In this project, initiated by Yusaku Kamekura, one designer is assigned each year to pass on the legacy. In this work, called the Mushroom Drawing, Kenya Hara's thoughts for HIROSHIMA are illustrated in a mushroom cloud seen from directly below.
At the same time, the "Twenty-three Posters 1981/2017" project by UCLA and Waseda University was held for the first time in 36 years. Like last time, 12 graphic designers were assigned to design posters with traditional Japanese themes such as Noh, Kyogen, Shamisen, and Nihon Buyo. Kenya Hara was responsible for "Noh," and his poster illustrates the emergence of an image on a Noh mask.
JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo now open

Jul 13, 2017

JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo now open

JAPAN HOUSE is a Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs project which aims to nurture a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japan in the international community by creating hubs in major global cities. Kenya Hara is Chief Creative Director for the project.
The first hub opened in May 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil. The opening ceremony was attended by Brazilian President Michel Temer, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, and many other distinguished guests. On its first day, Japan House São Paulo attracted some 4,200 visitors, and the facility has remained popular, still having long queues for admission two months after opening.
Associated events included performance art by flower artist Makoto Azuma in the days leading up to the opening, and a commemorative concert by Japanese musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto and Jun Miyake together with Brazilian musicians Jaques and Paula Morelenbaum. The opening of Japan House São Paulo marks a strong start to a very promising project.

JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo
Av. Paulista 52 - Bela Vista CEP: 01310-900 São Paulo Brasil
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-22:00, Sundays & Holidays: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Mondays