Led by three mega stars of the worlds of fashion and design, Issey Miyake, the graphic artist Taku Satoh, and the industrial designer, Naoto Fukasawa, 21-21 Design Sight offers not only exhibits but also talks and workshops, all celebrating the field of design.
The museum's strange name is a reference to perfect vision, the famous 20/20. Seeing ever further and knowing the codes beyond design, such are the ambitions of this unclassifiable museum that organises major exhibitions twice a year, usually putting together the work of great artists. Note that Tadao Ando conceived of the structure of the building itself, fully integrated into the 21st century; a flat roof with steel fabric folded like origami to represent the creases of Issey Miyake's creations. When you penetrate into the heart of the building, you cannot imagine the immense finished basement.
Tadao Ando uses concrete, always his best ally and his preferred material, in a range of presentations with high, long walls and a tunnel of light. 21-21 Design Sight is worth a visit if for nothing other than the architecture itself.
21-21 Design Sight
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