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GATHERING – From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process

Art | June 11, 2014 |

issey miyake Floris Wubben,  No.3 Bench, 2011

GATHERING – From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process
Issey Miyake 132 5.
Design Museum Holon
July 02 – October 18, 2014

Internationally renowned trend-forecaster and curator Li Edelkoort returns to Design Museum Holon with the new exhibition. In a world first, GATHERING will feature a survey of the ground-breaking 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection by the legendary Japanese designer.
In this exhibition, Edelkoort, renowned for her visionary eye, brings together contemporary design themes that reflect traditional domestic crafts in an attempt to remain connected to authenticity: pleating, draping, layering, ribboning, smocking, wrapping, folding, needleworking, felting, knitting, quilting and baking.

issey miyake Issey Miyake, 132 5. collection. Image courtesy of Hiroshi Iwasaki

The designers in GATHERING apply new technologies and techniques to completely transform their actions. Their interventions celebrate the possibilities that lie in front of us, ever more creative than in the recent past. These designers use three dimensional craftsmanship, which reinvigorates design, lending body and beauty to archetypical chairs or giving form and volume to lighting structures.

issey miyake Jorrit Taekema,  Layer Chair, 2011

Displayed in the museum’s lower gallery, the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection is revolutionary in its application of pop-up methodologies and ecological awareness as well as its efforts to sustain Japanese artisanal knowledge. Working closely with the computer scientist Jun Mitani and Miyake’s Reality Lab textile engineer Manabu Kikuchi and pattern engineer Sachiko Yamamoto, mathematical algorithms are converted into 3D models before becoming creative dimensional garments. Another of the collection’s concepts, IN-EI, applies the same geometric formulas to unfold lamps – produced by Artemide.

issey miyake 3Alberto Biagetti, Vincent No.2, 2013. Image courtesy of Jonathan Frantini

Galit Gaon, Chief Curator of Design Museum Holon, comments: “GATHERING reinstitutes the economic, environmental and social responsibilities of artisans and designers. Within this gesture, curators Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano expertly expand the current discourse about our future, examining the movement of contemporary design, its processing methods and the ways in which materials are used to create the new. As a museum for the 21st century, we strive to present a broad and fascinating gaze into design, spanning research processes, creative objects and theoretical issues”.

issey miyake Elisa Strozyk, Miss Maple, 2010. Image courtesy of Studio BEEN

This exhibition is made possible through the kind support of Chaim Katzman, in loving memory of his late wife Dr. Shulamit Katzman. Dr. Shulamit Katzman joined the Design Museum Holon Board of Trustees at its inception. Thanks to her unwavering passion and generous support, the museum has quickly established itself as one of the world’s most recognised museums of design and culture.

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