AXIS Magazine Series Final installment “A Journey Around the Neighbourhood Globe”


AXIS Vol.184
2016 November – December
Feature An up-close look at materials
Cover Interview atelier oï
Series By Yasuhiro Suzuki
Blinking Memory  Final Installment “A Journey Around the Neighbourhood Globe”

This is the final installment of this AXIS Magazine series that started from the vol.146 issue(August 2010). We’d like to sincerely thank all our regards for their patronage to date.

AXIS Magazine Series “London Design Biennale 2016”


AXIS Vol.183
2016 September – October
Feature Japanese A counterattack of color!
Cover Interview Akira Minagawa
Series By Yasuhiro Suzuki
Blinking Memory   Installment 37 “London Design Biennale 2016”

AXIS Magazine Series “Perspective of the Back View”


AXIS Vol.182
2016 July – August
Feature Japanese Style
Cover Interview Shinichiro Ogata
Series By Yasuhiro Suzuki
Blinking Memory   Installment 36 “Perspective of the Back View”

AXIS Magazine Series “Blinking Memory”


AXIS Vol.181
2016 May – June
Feature Deep-rooted issues concerning locality and design, and their solutions
Cover Interview Neri & Hu
Series By Yasuhiro Suzuki
Blinking Memory   Installment 35 “Vessels for Cells”

London Design Biennale 2016


The first London Design Biennale will open this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries participating (7 – 27 September).I will be in charge of work display of Japan.
Nations from six continents will present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design.

Exhibition Overview
In works that approach existing things and familiar phenomena from a fresh perspective, Yasuhiro Suzuki raises questions about everyday life and our way of perceiving the world. Based on the idea of “looking at one thing as if it was another,” which has parallels with mitate, a traditional allusive method found in Japanese garden and tea ceremony, Suzuki connects “here and now” with “somewhere and sometime” in countless works and projects in which he discovers new relationships between things that would normally never encounter each other.
Widely hailed for his unprecedented work in the Japanese design world, Suzuki conceived of this installation for the London Design Biennale after reading about this year’s theme. He plans to create a spatial structure made up of objects of various sizes, drawings, and animation. Transcending dichotomies such as inside and outside, before and after, and part and whole, and systemic barriers such as the past, present, and future, the work suggests the importance of shifting our focus from our own place (everyday life) and considering the wider world.

Outline of the London Design Biennale 2016
Dates : Wednesday, September 7 – Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Venue : Somerset House
General Theme : Utopia by Design
Official Website :
Outline of Japan Official Participation
Organizer of Japan Official Participation : The Japan Foundation
Participating Artist : Yasuhiro Suzuki

Advisory Committee
Hiroshi Kashiwagi (Professor, Musashino Art University/Design Critic)
Motomi Kawakami (Designer)
Kozo Fujimoto (Corporate Advisor, JIN CO., LTD./Artistic Director)
Noriko Kawakami (Journalist、Associate Director of 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT)

“Compass of Japanese Islands” resumed sale


A compass in the shape of the Japanese archipelago,
the silhouette of which was precisely etched out from a 0.15 mm metal plate, and subsequently magnetized.
When placing it carefully into a glass filled with water, one can immediately tell the orientation of the Japanese archipelago without relying on north-south-east-west information.
It feels as if one’s body sensation is scaled up from one’s position to the life-sized Japanese archipelago.Even though just a simple mechanism, it felt quite rewarding as a tool for connecting myself with the Japanese islands by way of the Earth’s own magnetic force.(Yasuhiro Suzuki “Neighborhood Globe”)

The “Compass of Japanese Islands” which became out of stock for a while resumed sale.
You can buy by a museum shop of Hara Museum of Contemporary Art and the online shop.

AXIS Magazine Series “Blinking Memory”


AXIS Vol.180
2016 March – April
Feature  Learn from the Ultra-unorthodox
Cover Interview Yoichi Ochiai

Series By Yasuhiro Suzuki
Blinking Memory   Installment 34 “A tally counter that measures value”

Creation gallery G8 talk show “30 years 30 episodes”


Recruit “creation gallery G8” greets opening 30 years.
Titled “30 years 30 episodes,” they hold 30 times of talking events with display to look back on 30 years of the gallery.
As for the talking event, 30 people with the connection nominate a talk partner for the gallery and are performed.

Because Michihiko Yanai invited me this time, I will talk with him.I meet him again in about 8 after in G8.I’m looking forward to what kind of talking being made of him and me.

DATE : Mon. February 1, 2016 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.
Recruit Ginza 8 Bldg., 1F
8-4-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8001
Speakers :  Michihiko Yanai ,Yasuhiko Suzuki
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AXIS Magazine Series “Blinking Memory”


AXIS Vol.179
2016 January – February
Feature Intelligent cars
Cover Interview Frank Gehry

Series By Yasuhiro Suzuki
Blinking Memory   Installment 33 “Drawing boundaries between impressions”

AXIS Magazine Series “Blinking Memory”


AXIS Vol.178
2015 November – December
Feature New Directions in Energy Production
Cover Interview Nao Tamura

Series By Yasuhiro Suzuki
Blinking Memory   Installment 32 “Soapy Being”