MUJI YURAKUCHO ATELIER MUJI Exhibition「Handscape」Friday, 1 September 2017 - Sunday, 29 October 2017
‘Handscape’ is coined from combining the words ‘hand’ and ‘scape’. A landscape created by human hands; it is not something focused on a specific part but an overall view from a distance.
For this exhibition, we invited two Swedish artists to work with gallery visitors, in a project to create a large rug using remnant materials left over from MUJI’s production processes. Combining design, ideas and the power of the human hand, the ‘waste’ material will transform into a beautiful piece of artwork. This project also allows you to experience the pleasure of engaging with sustainability and exploring new values with your very own hands.
What is it that we choose as customers?
What is it that makes us challenge ourselves to create something?
There are many ways to enjoy this exhibition: join the project, watch the process and imagine the completed piece. ‘Clouds’ were the inspiration of this rug piece and with your hands this art piece will change little by little everyday.
Please join us to create this rug and see a world that you have never seen before.
Re Rag Rug is an experimental design project with an ecological and social dimension, focusing on new expressions of the rag rug.
Using old clothes and excess remnants of fabric from the textile industry, we created 12 unique rugs during 12 months using 12 different techniques, without using a loom. They explore the value of objects and the importance of design in manufacturing and recycling processes.
We challenged ourselves by defining a precise framework: one month, one technique, one rug. Using only supposedly “worthless” materials given to us, textile industry off-cuts or t-shirts and sweaters, destined to be thrown away, we aim to make “valuable” and durable pieces. The common thread in our work is the importance of how limited material gives to design and the creative process.
This exhibition shows 2 of the 12 ’Re Rag Rugs’. It invites us to think about current modes of consumption and the viability of industrial production. At what point does recycled objects assume market value? What is the added value of design? What will happen when the D-I-Y aesthetic goes out of fashion?
Re Rag Rug is an example of how design is a way to work with sustainability, and shows that a seemingly worthless material can be given added value. At ATELIER MUJI we invite you to participate in creating a new piece, using factory remnants from MUJI’s manufacturing processes.
Katarina Brieditis & Katarina Evans
(Studio Brieditis & Evans)
- Friday, 1 September 2017 - Sunday, 29 October 2017
- Friday, 1 September 2017 – Sunday, 29 October 2017
- 10:00 – 21:00 (Same opening hours as MUJI Yurakucho Store)
- MUJI YURAKUCHO 2F ATELIER MUJI
- Admission Fee：
- Embassy of Sweden
- Artists and Planning Collaborators：
- Studio Brieditis & Evans
- Space Design：
- Yuteki Dozono, Taku Nishikawa, Miki Sato
- Graphic Design：
- Kayo Ouchi
- Planning and Management：
- Household Division/Planning & Design Creation Office, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. and ATELIER MUJI at MUJI Yurakucho
About Open Studio
Your participation is the most important part in the ‘Handscape’ exhibition. Swedish artists Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans, have outlined the shape of the clouds, which serves as a guide for you to tie the strips of fabrics to the net. The fabrics used are remnants from MUJI’s production processes. We have invited the Swedish designers from 9/12 to 9/17 at ATELIER MUJI in Yurakucho. Please join us to create a new piece.
- Studio Brieditis & EvansStudio Brieditis & Evans works with design, craft and product development of textiles and related products. Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans have been working together since 2003 with different projects. In the studio they combine all their experiences in design, crafts, product.
- Talk & PartyArtist Talk & After Party *Japanese consecutive interpretation providedArtists will speak about their work, and an after party will follow.Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Artist Talk 19:00 – 20:15
After Party 20:15 – 21:00
- Workshop1Student Workshop *In EnglishThis program will involve working and learning from the artists ideas on making, techniques and so on.Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017
Time: 14:00 – 16:30
- Workshop2Public Workshop *In EnglishThis program will involve making a rug together with the artists.Date: Friday, 15 September 2017
Time: 14:00 – 16:00