2013.05.02 (thu)

Photos from GOODESIGN 2013

Here are some photos from a most successful event !

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Kyoko
Milano, May 2, 2013

Many thanks to all at BEST UP / Goodesign 2013, in particular:
Giuliana Zoppis
Clara Mantica
Giovanna Fra

2013.05.02 (thu)

Visitors at GOODESIGN 2013

Thanks to all who visited our SHIMA-SHIMA space!

We enjoyed a steady flow of visitors to our space throughout the event.
There were people from the design industry, journalists, people
who were interested in the Goodesign event, as well as children.
I quickly lost count, but I believe that several hundred people may have visited us
during the 6-day event!

I thought that a good way to introduce Japanese culture would be to teach origami,
using our SHIMA-SHIMA origami-paper.
At first I had planned to hold origami classes for only one hour during the 12-hour day…
.. but to my great surprise, origami is very popular here in Italy,
and many people were eager to learn to this craft.
So I held sessions throughout the day & evening.

I was pleased that there were many people who took photos of our space;
the tubes of SHIMA-SHIMA fabrics, the towels, the cushions made in prison,
and even the origami storks…

Since “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I have posted the photos from Goodesign 2013.

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These 2 photos below were taken by Alessandra and Fabio.
One evening, I noticed a man posing in front of our tubes of fabric…
..what on earth are these people doing???
Fabio was inspired by the”poufs” of fabric that were inserted into the tubes,
and turned them into his “hat” !
Thanks for the unique photos, Fabio you look like a Renaissance painting !

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photo: Alessandra & Fabio

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photo: Alessandra & Fabio

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Kyoko
Milano, May 2, 2013

Many thanks to all at BEST UP / Goodesign 2013, in particular:
Giuliana Zoppis
Clara Mantica
Giovanna Fra

2013.05.02 (thu)

SHIMA-SHIMA towels at GOODESIGN 2013

During the event, we exhibited our double-face towels that are manufactured by Tanaka Industries.
The towels feature different stripes designs on front & back.

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There was great interest in the fine-quality towels, and many visitors wanted to know whether they could be bought in Milano..…
In fact, the towels are available at HIGH TECH, a shop that offers a vast array of objects for the home.

address:
P.zza XXV Aprile 12
20124 Milano

High Tech site

http://www.cargomilano.it/stores/negozio/2

The SHIMA-SHIMA towels can be found in the basement level, as shown in the photo below.

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Kyoko
Milano, May 2, 2013

Many thanks to all at BEST UP / Goodesign 2013, in particular:
Giuliana Zoppis
Clara Mantica
Giovanna Fra

2013.05.02 (thu)

GOODESIGN 2013 at Cascina Cuccagna

From April 9~14, Kokura Creation and Tanaka Industries exhibited SHIMA-SHIMA fabrics and towels for Milano Fuori Salone, at Goodesign 2013.
This event was launched last year, and drew about 20,000 visitors.

Despite rainy weather throughout the beginning of the week,
many people visited our “Cotton & Wood” space during the 6 days of the event.
There were members of the press, architects, designers,
people who were interested in sustainable products, as well as children.
Many visitors had a special interest in Japanese culture
and appreciated the quality of SHIMA-SHIMA products.

Here are some links to movie files and photos.

YouTube: Goodesign 2013 (Italian)

YouTube: Goodesign 2012 (Italian, with English subtitles)

flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42804957@N08/sets/72157633214937714/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42804957@N08/sets/72157633210343341/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42804957@N08/sets/72157633254124048/

Kyoko
Milano, May 1, 2013

Many thanks to all at BEST UP / Goodesign 2013, in particular:
Giuliana Zoppis
Clara Mantica
Giovanna Fra

kusano
photo: nobuaki kusano

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