2017.06.07 (wed)

FuoriSalone : Milan Design Week April 4 ~ 9 No.2

It seems that FuoriSalone 2017 was by far the busiest in recent years. The weather was absolutely glorious. There were long queues to enter popular events, but people were extremely patient.

Too many wonderful things and to see, and not enough time …

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Kyoko
Milano, June 6, 2017

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Bookshelves by Il Piccolo

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Mati

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Dimore Studio

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Dimore Studio

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2017.06.06 (tue)

Milan Design Week at Il Piccolo, April 4 ~ 9

This year, Kokura Creation participated in Milan Design Week at Il Piccolo, located in the Brera district. We collaborated with KBH, a Danish furniture company, which showed an exclusive bed with a mattress covered in SHIMA-SHIMA fabric.

Here are some photos taken during the opening party on April 5, which was attended by many friends and business associates.

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LOCATION

IL PICCOLO Architettura degli Interni
Via Delio Tessa, 1, 20121
Milano, Italy
tel: 02-874819

Il Piccolo Milano site:
http://www.ilpiccolo.com/en/
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KBH ~ Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri
http://kbhsnedkeri.dk
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Kyoko
Milano,  June 5, 2017

Photo credit: Yuki Seli

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2017.06.01 (thu)

“Atabaque in Kokura Stripes” at Il Piccolo Lugano, Switzerland

On March 9th, the “Atabaque in Kokura Stripes” show which was held at Il Piccolo Milano in December 2016, opened once again at Il Piccolo Lugano. At the showroom in Switzerland were exhibited the six 6 lamps designed by Alessio Monti, which incorporated SHIMA-SHIMA fabrics with various types of wood and metal, Noriko Tsuiki’s hand-woven fabrics, as well as kimonos, cushions and other products by Kokura Creation.

There was a lavish opening party, with live jazz music and local chefs who prepared risotto with porcini, as well as hand-made chocolates and prosecco.

The exhibition in the luxurious Il Piccolo showroom remained through the end of Milano Salone in April.

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LOCATION

IL PICCOLO Architettura degli Interni
Via Besso 57, Lugano 6900 CH
tel: +41 91 966 0880

Il Piccolo Lugano site:

http://www.ilpiccolo.ch/en/

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Alessio Monti’s company, Matì :

http://matidesignlab.com

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Kyoko
Milano,  May 31, 2017

"Atabaque in Kokura Stripes" at Il Piccolo Lugano, Switzerland

"Atabaque in Kokura Stripes" at Il Piccolo Lugano, Switzerland
Photo credit: Simone Becchetti

"Atabaque in Kokura Stripes" at Il Piccolo Lugano, Switzerland
Photo credit: Simone Becchetti

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2017.04.04 (tue)

Milan Design Week report

The setup was to be completed。
It will start from today!

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Milan Design Week 2017
SHIMA-SHIMA at Il Piccolo Architettura degli interni
April 4-9,2017
Il Piccolo, Via Delio Tessa 1, Milano 20121

https://www.salonemilano.com/

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2016.12.29 (thu)

“Atabaque in Kokura Stripes” at Il Piccolo, Brera ~ Milano

On December 15, at Il Piccolo showroom in Brera, there was an inauguration for “Atabaque in Kokura Stripes”, 6 lamps designed by Alessio Monti. The dynamic lamps incorporated SHIMA-SHIMA fabrics with various types of wood and metal. Noriko Tsuiki’s hand-woven fabrics were on exhibit, as well as kimonos, cushions and other products by Kokura Creation.

Also on exhibit were Alessio’s unique furniture and box-shelves, essential designs which are enhanced with the use of leather and wood.

The Danish company KBH exhibited a large, beautifully crafted table made of fumed oak and a series of chairs.

The opening party was attended by a lively group of people from the world of design in Milano. See the photos, for a glimpse of the wonderful reception. The installation will close on December 31.

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LOCATION

IL PICCOLO Architettura degli Interni
Via Delio Tessa, 1, 20121
Milano, Italy
tel: 02-874819

Il Piccolo Milano site:

http://www.ilpiccolo.com/en/

Il Piccolo Lugano site:

http://www.ilpiccolo.ch/en/

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Alessio Monti’s company, Matì :

http://matidesignlab.com

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KBH ~ Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri

http://kbhsnedkeri.dk

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Kyoko
Milano, December 28, 2016

Photo credit: Simone Becchetti

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Alessio !

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2016.12.29 (thu)

Madama Butterfly at Teatro alla Scala, Milano

On December 7th, there was a festive atmosphere in Piazza Duomo, with crowds of people who had gathered to enjoy the lighting-up ceremony of the enormous Christmas tree, complete with a live-concert and a performance by illuminated butterfly-dancers.

In Piazzo Duomo, a historic building was the location for a musical advent calendar from December 1~24, with a musician at a window on the1st, increasing every day until all 24 windows were open for a 30 minute concert on Christmas Eve.

Also on December 7th, Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly opened the opera season at the Scala, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Japan-Italy relations. The opera was televised by RAI, the Italian national public broadcasting company. Tickets were sold out for this opera, which is very popular with Italians. Noriko Tsuiki and I were fortunate to be able to get gallery seats by standing in queue for quite a while.

YouTube : RAI video

All over Milano, there are events on the Madama Butterfly theme. The windows of Rinascente department store are now decorated with beautiful and quirky displays of mannequins in kimonos, that wear headphones, facing a retro-style black and white television.

Kyoko
Milano, December 27, 2016

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2016.12.14 (wed)

Visit Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro Exhibition : Palazzo Reale, Milano

The exhibition, which will continue until January 29, 2017, has been huge success from the very start. On the weekends in particular, there is often a long queue that nearly reaches Piazza Duomo !

Produced by the city of Milano and MondoMostre Skira, curated by Rossella Menegazzo, professor of Asian Art HIstory at Universita degli Studi of MIlano, this exhibition is one of the most important events during 2016, commemorating the 150th anniversary of relations between Italy and Japan.

A collection of SHIMA-SHIMA products is being sold in the Skira book shop, at the exit of the exhibition at Palazzo Reale.

Palazzo Reale site:
http://www.palazzorealemilano.it/wps/portal/poc?urile=wcm%3Apath%3ATUR_EN_ContentLibrary/SA_minisito_palazzo_reale/mostre/corso/Hokusai_Hiroshige_Utamaro

Address: Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8846 5230

Kyoko
Milano, Dec 12, 2016

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Rossella Menegazzo to the right, and her sister Lori Menegazzo (jewelry designer) to the left.

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Lori’s jewelry collection, made of Japanese fabrics.

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Lori’s flower-earrings made of SHIMA-SHIMA fabrics.
Photo credit:
Nunolab Venice Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Nunolab-Venice-146698658856464/

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2016.09.10 (sat)

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro Exhibition : Palazzo Reale, Milano

From September 22, 2016 ~ January 29 2017, Palazzo Reale in Milano will hold an exhibition of over 200 works by
Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, that are on loan from the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection.
The exhibition is produced by the city of Milano and MondoMostre Skira, curated by Rossella Menegazzo, professor
of Asian Art HIstory at Universita degli Studi of MIlano.

This exhibition is one of the most important events of many that are organized in 2016, in commemoration of the
150th anniversary of relations between Italy and Japan.

Palazzo Reale site:

http://www.palazzorealemilano.it/wps/portal/luogo/palazzorealeEN/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/hokusai_hiroshige_utamaro

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8846 5230

A collection of SHIMA-SHIMA products will be sold in the Skira book shop, within Palazzo Reale.

Kyoko
Milano, Sept 9, 2016

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