SALONE NEWS 2007 in Milan vol.10
The Japanese Corps
It reminds me of the groups of travelers that were seen everywhere in Europe. Many Italian designers seem to welcome this festive fuss saying, “ Oh, I think this is good liquor.” The liquors exhibited there together with the huge miniature of Tokyo made by Mori Building are the center of people’s attention.
This condition is similar to that of houses for sale in the suburbs of Tokyo. Each house is shown for sale on a finely divided land, that is, in other word, its exhibition space. Those items there are nothing other than the products created by ‘developers’.
I don’t think each designer can express his or her own assertion on the divided land like this.
I wanted to feel something consistent which dies hard through the history of Satellite. I sincerely wished something Japanese designers assert to the world were found there.
What I felt there, looking at these small items was, disappointedly only sadness.