ECO*DESIGN: Japanese Eco Goods Designed by 300 Designers and Artists
Dec. 16 , 2007 - Jan. 19 , 2008
environmental protection and global warming remain imminent issues in
the international community, MoCA Shanghai announces the timely launch
of "Eco ╳
Design: Japanese Eco Goods Designed by 300 Designers and Artists"
co-organized with Recruit Co. Ltd. Japan. Some 300 Japanese designers
have designed and created traditional Japanese and multi-purpose items
including folding fans, eco-bags and ‘furoshikis' (traditional
cloth-made wraps used to hold and carry items), all of which correspond
to the resent universal trend towards environmentally friendly
Mr. Hitoshi Kashiwaki says, "We can participate in this ecology ‘movement'
merely by making small changes to the way we conduct our everyday
lives. Eco-bags, ‘furoshikis' and folding fans embody those sentiments.
We hope the exhibition will serve to promote cultural exchange between
China and Japan, and that it will provide the impetus to induce
visitors to take a renewed look at their ‘eco life'.
MoCA Shanghai Chairman and Director, Mr. Samuel Kung says, "In the 20th century, particularly from the beginning of the 1950s, the Japanese mainstream society has absorbed, adored and adopted modern Western design. At the same time, Japan has succeeded in integrating its historical traditions into popular culture, and thereby successfully creating its own style. When global warming is threatening our environment and problems of polluting the eco-system are severe, protecting the environment is a vital issue for sustainable development. Through this design exhibition, MoCA Shanghai aims to discover the combination of aesthetics and daily living that conveys our respect and responsibility towards nature, ecology and thinking ‘green'."
In this exhibition, viewers can explore designers' individual concepts concerning environmental protection, and witness the best and emerging creations of Japanese graphic design and illustration. Among the 300 designers participating in this exhibition are leading designers and illustrators who represent classic Japanese styles as well as young and emerging artists. Some 800 works will be showcased, including 600 design pieces and 200 artworks including posters, video art, and sculpture.
For more information please visit: The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai