Junya MAEJIMA / Designer

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Junya MAEJIMA / Designer

Orico Meisen Stool Exhibition

“Meisen” is traditional silk fabrics which became common throughout Japan from Taisho era to Showa era as women’s casual wear and fashionable wear.
“Meisen” which was born along with modernization of Japan became very popular nationwide from the beginning to the middle of 20th century. Also in recent years, its bold design and techniques gather people’s interests from not only Japan but also many countries over the world.
At the exhibition, “Orico -meisen stool-” was released as the collaboration work of the designer, Junya Maejima and E.V.E Communications Group Co. Ltd. in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan. By using the 1950s meisen silk, the stool not only connect Western countries and Japan, but also shows new possiblity to today when the woth of Japanese culture is changing with the times.

 
Organized by The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome, Ashikaga Museum of Art
Auspices of Cities of Ashikaga, Chichibu and Isesaki
Sponsorship of Ashikaga Textile Foundation, Chichibu Meisen Association
Subsidized by Pola Art Foundation, Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
Cooperation of Kiryu Orijuku, Haruo Hashimoto, Kazue Kimura,  Associazione dei ciliegi italo giapponese
Planning by E.V.E Communications Group Co. Ltd.
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