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The Japanese Aesthetic Influence on International Contemporary Furniture Design and Japanese versus Western Sense of Interior Space

Date: March 28, Thursday
Time: 11:00 to 14:00
: Continental Room, Ark Hills Club, Akasaka, Minato-ku
Fee:  4,800 yen includes lunch with a glass of wine           

Please join us for our March talk by Kiyoshi Moriguchi, owner of Nippon Proud.  He will focus on his passion for differences between Japanese and Western interiors. His views on traditional Japanese aesthetics, in contrast with the West, will be presented as a continuous search for light and clarity and subtle and subdued forms as seen in Japanese interiors. He will reference the impact of Kogei Arts and how and why Japanese aesthetics have had such a profound impact on international contemporary design. This talk presents CWAJ with a unique viewpoint as Mr. Moriguchi is not a craftsman but a businessman involved in the selection, promotion, and publicity of Japanese interior space. Although he does not produce fine craftwork, Mr. Moriguchi not only appreciates it; he is a reader of world trends and an influencer of world furniture design markets. Learn what helped him become such a key player; his love of maps, floor plans, movies, and a sense of use. He will describe what he has seen in his experiences in Japan and Scandinavia that solve the problem of how to fill interior space. Scandinavian design and Japanese traditional concepts led him to found and manage his own company, Nippon Proud.  Come learn, and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a location with one of the best views in Tokyo.

Sign up deadline is March 15. Attendance is limited to 20~25 only. After signing up we will be in contact about payment and location details.  

Co-Leaders: Wako Onodera and Ursula Bartlett