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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

21_21 Design Sight Roppongi Tokyo

21_21 Design Sight located behind Tokyo Midtown in Akasaka and adjacent to Hinokicho-koen is a collaboration between two giants of contemporary Japanese design: architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake.

21_21 Design Sight Roppongi Tokyo

The sunken, triangular structure rising from under the ground serves as an exhibition space and open forum for both Japanese and international design works.

The building opened in 2007 and is run by a team of three directors: Issey Miyake, Taku Satoh and Naoto Fukasawa (both designers) plus associate director Noriko Kawakami, a design journalist.

21_21 Design Sight Roppongi Tokyo

Previous exhibitions have featured the themes of chocolate and water and the present show is "21st Century Man."

Two colorful Nissan Cube vans sell good snacks and 21_21 goods at the corner of Hinokicho-koen.


21_21 Design Sight
9-7-6 Akasaka
Tel: 03 3475 2121
Hours: 11am-8pm(Entrance until 7.30pm; closed Tuesdays)

A short walk from Roppongi station on the Oedo, Hibiya and Chiyoda subway lines.

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