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“Do you remember Clambon?”

DESIGN EMBODYTokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design, Laboratory 9Tokyo University of the Arts Design Department Laboratory 9 (Design Embody) will be holding an exhibition by volunteers (students and graduates of the laboratory, and faculty members involved with the laboratory)!

[Exhibition information]

Do you remember clambon?

DESIGN EMBODYTokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design, Laboratory 9

Period: March 31, 2023 (Friday) - April 9, 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 11:30-19:30 (last day 11:30-18:00)

Venue: TIERS GALLERY 5-7-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo https://

Admission: Free

Sponsored by: "Do you remember Clambon?" Executive Committee

Exhibitors: Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Keisuke Yuzuki, Takashi Hokoi, Saori Anzai, Takako Kitsunezuka, Takuya Shoji, Yuriko Matsuda, Marino Aramaki, Etsushi Kurokawa, Atsushi Shindo, Yamada Yuuo, Manami Washino, Yusuke Wakata, Takuto Ota, Hitomi Tanaka, Midori Takai, Natsumi Comoto, Mei Sekine, Tomoyo Shimada, Ryosuke Imamura, Miwa Ishida, Aruku Sugiyama, Miu Minami, Hikaru Yamamoto (24 people in total)

Exhibition producer: Kazuyuki Hashimoto

Exhibition design: Atsushi Shindo, Takuto Ota

Graphic design: Natsumi Comoto

Kazuyuki Hashimoto & Laboratory WEB: https://www

When you were in elementary school, didn't you have a class where you read Kenji Miyazawa's "Yamanashi" and drew pictures?

I thought this story was amazing because it stirs up the imagination, and at the same time I thought, ``What is Crumbon?'' And I thought, ``That's nice.'' I still have the memory of feeling that way.

Design Embody, which is the name of our laboratory several years ago, has the meaning of ``to embody.'' Just like ``drawing a picture while imagining Crambon,'' art and design are all about giving form to something vague and invisible, and expressing concepts that we don't yet know what it is. Isn't there?

I believe that ``creating something that is invisible'' and ``expressing things that go beyond existing areas that are not well understood'' have the potential to lead to ``the richness of life.''

Isn't it nice to have a house decorated with things that don't make sense at first glance and have no function?

Our laboratory has originally focused on research in spatial design and three-dimensional modeling, and we have always thought that it would be great if our research would lead to ``enriching people's lives.''

I want to create a world where things that seem to have no function at first glance actually have functions that make life more comfortable. And I hope that this laboratory can play such a role.

This time, I would like to confirm the current position of the laboratory through the works and activities of the members who have been involved with the laboratory since 2006. The exhibition space is not an ordinary exhibition stand, but a table made of chairs used for drawing at the University of the Arts, creating a space that is different from everyday life. Our laboratory is still in the process of development. Please feel free to take a look and give us your guidance and comments.

Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design, Laboratory 9 (Design Embody)

Professor Kazuyuki Hashimoto


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