A BIG ARIGATO TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED AND PARTICIPATED IN ‘ORIGAMI MEETS JULEHJERTER’
With the success of this event Ayanomimi will continue to host creative events in Denmark and Japan!
Next Tokyo event coming soon… We hope to see you!
Denmark and Japan seem far from each other, but is ‘Origami’ really that different from ‘Julehjerter’? A great mix of professionals from the design industry took part in our creative workshop in Tokyo! It was interesting to hear the Japanese perception of the ‘Danish culture’, and the Japanese perspective on their own culture.
The participants were encouraged to create their own “Julehjerte” (Danish Christmas heart baskets). We made many beautiful hearts out of traditional Japanese seasonal colors. The participants were also divided into groups in order to compare different Danish and Japanese design objects, which serve the same function. This activity led to many interesting questions about the Danish and Japanese culture: How did Western furniture change the Japanese lifestyle? Is LEGO only for kids? Is Nintendo DS also for adults? What is ‘functionalism’? What do we expect from a ‘gift’?
Conclusion: an object carries a culture. We also found out that a Danish-Japanese approach to design has the potential to lead to creation and innovation.
The Danish and Japanese culture and constructed image.
19:25 Creative activity:
Make your own “Julehjerte” with a Japanese twist.
20:00 Design comparison:
‘Seven chair’ vs. ‘Zabuton’ (seating)
‘Bodum teapot’ vs. ‘Japanese teapot’ (tea)
‘LEGO’ vs. ‘Nintendo DS’ (toy without age restriction)
‘Simply Chocolate’ vs. ‘Zen-kashoin Cake’ (gift packaging)
22:00 Tak & Sayonara
ORIGAMI MEETS JULEHJERTER
Future Work Studio SEW, TOKYO
Kouichi Ikeda (Future Work Studio SEW)
Hisato Fujita (Designer /Professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design)