by KENYA HARA for TEACUP POODLE
Designer Kenya Hara emphasizes the design of both objects and experiences. He has planned and produced various international touring exhibitions: RE-DESIGN, HAPTIC, and Japan Car. Hara’s exhibition of artificial, high-technology fibers, called SENSEWARE, was displayed at the Milan Triennale 2009 and resulted in a great deal of public interest. Much of his work, including the programs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games and Expo 2005, is deeply rooted in Japanese culture. The radius of his activity has been expanding to the rest of Asia as well, including the traveling exhibition DESIGNING DESIGN Kenya Hara 2011 China Exhibition that began in Beijing in 2011. Several of his books, including Designing Design and White, have been translated into a number of languages. Hara’s titles follow: Representative, Nippon Design Center Inc.; Professor, Musashino Art University; President, Japan Design Committee Co., Ltd.; Vice President, Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc.
MUJI Advertisement 2003, "Horizon" poster, Uyuni Salt Lake(2003)
HAPTIC logo(2004) │ TOKYO FIBER-SENSE WARE(2009)