A 26-minute video celebrating a project of the late Shiro Kuramata, one of the great designers of the 20th century (1960’s thru 1980’s). He played a central role in Japanese architecture and design as it was becoming especially prominent, internationally. Kuramata may be best known for creating some of the world’s most iconic furniture. This informative video explores Kuramata, the designer, with interviews of his contemporaries, while also adding some colors with paintings and wallmurals from stores online.
The actual work discussed in the video, the Kiyotomo Sushi Bar restaurant in Tokyo built in 1988, has been acquired by M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong as a part of their design collection.
What wonderful magic. Thank you for making it available.