During Dutch Design Week 2019 in Eindhoven, the full UTSUÀ tableware collection will be on show. The exhibition is organized by Creative Residency Arita and highlights the work of residents that stayed in Arita during 2018/2019. UTSUÀ is set as one of the prime examples of the long-term commercial viability of projects that are further developed post-residency.
Date: 19th Oct – 27th Oct 2019 Time: 11:00 – 18:00 Location: Atelier NL at Bergmannstraat 76, 5615 KG, Eindhoven
For more information: www.cri-arita.com
nai010 publication Do It Ourselves
Polyester Bench is part of a new publication by nai010 publishers and design writer Jeroen Junte. In recent years, Dutch Design has sharply diverged from its previous course. A generation of designers trained in and shaped by the crisis years chose new values and starting points. The focus is now on inquisitive and collaborative makers who strive for social relevance and, if possible, impact. This ‘post-crisis generation’ is committed and optimistic, but also pragmatic and in possession of an eye for beauty. Humour and the almost inescapable concept have been exchanged for engagement and free research and irony and contemplative criticism for open-mindedness and the will to act. Craftsmanship and local production are examined as realistic alternatives to deadlocked systems of production and distribution.
After showing Container/Table for a year as part of the Made in Holland exhibition, the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics has aquired the prototype of C/T. Made in close collaboration with Hataman Touen and master craftsmen Shigenori Nagotomo during my residency period in Arita – Japan.
UTSUÀ will be launched at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo.
This will be the first exhibition in Japan in which we showcase the complete collection including the new option to have a glazed inside.
Date: Wednesday July 17 – Thursday July 18, 2019
Time: 10am – 6pm | Friday July 19, 10am – 5pm
Location: Tokyo Big Sight / Japan Style D-03
Galerie VIVID will show MB02 during Design Miami/Basel 2019. The bench will be on show next to the works of Gerrit Rietveld, Sol Lewitt, Georgy & Vladimir Stenberg, Piet Zwart, Wouter Dam, Vincent de Rijk, Noro Khachatryan, Thomas Trum, Onno Schelling and Shahar Livne.
Date: Wednesday June 10 – 16, 2019 Location: Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland
Wallpaper* Magazine – October 2019
Parts bench is featured in Wallpaper’s October 2019 issue as part of an editorial channeling Luis Barragán his Cuadra San Cristóbal.
Photography: Benjamin Swanson Interiors: Maria Sobrino
Page: 366 – 367 More information: www.wallpaper.com
European Launch UTSUÀ tableware
During Milan design week 2019 the European launch of UTSUÀ will take place at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi. During the past two years we have been working on a collection comprising eleven pieces including a carafe, a range of cups, bowls, plates and a single flower vase. All these products are made using the finest local Amakusa clay which remains one of the purest available in Japan. To have access to such a pure form of clay remains a true privelege as most ceramic ware derives from artificial mixes. This highly anticipated debut collection has been produced as a hybrid project, merging ancient Japanese craftwork with some of the most cutting-edge industrial machinery available.
Date: 8 – 14 April 2019 Time: 09:00–20:00 Location: Via Matteo Bandello, 14, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
For more information: www.utsua-arita.jp