AMBIENT Lifestyle Items Designed by Naoto Fukasawa
In a nutshell
The exhibit includes furniture, kitchen wares, personal electronics, lighting and other household items designed by Naoto Fukasawa, a world-renowned product designer. His style is so straightforward and clean that it is difficult for a layman to fully appreciate. If you are curious, the Naoto Fukasawa Design webpage has a photo gallery with dozens of examples of his designs.
The Shiodome Museum Rouault Gallery is on the fourth floor of the Panasonic building in Shimbashi. It’s a small venue with one of the largest rooms taken up by the permanent collection of works by Georges Rouault.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
There wasn’t much written information but what was there was in Japanese. The name of the object and the the year are in English.
The exhibition is a like a few sparse, upscale Ikea display rooms. The objects are uncomplicated with sleek, modern lines.
Those who appreciate very simple design and a streamlined aesthetic.
How far out?
A five minute walk from the Shimbashi metro station, or a bit longer if you get turned around like I did.
How much time?
It took me about 15 minutes but that was only because I went back through to take photos.
How much money?
¥1,000 for general admission
Until October 1, 2017
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Only pop in if you are in the area and you are a design aficionado.