MAT Talk [Design of time]

Yoshihiro Sawa (Lexus International President) × Akinori Goto × Junji Tanigawa

ticket : peatix

Place : Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW Gallery3

Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW

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2/15  |  18:00-19:00


Artist Profile

  • Yoshihiro Sawa (Lexus International President)

    After graduating from Department of Design and Craft, Kyoto Institute of Technology, he joined Toyota in 1980. He worked on the exterior design of compact cars, e.g. Corolla. He has worked in the US and been responsible for the interior/exterior design before becoming the unconventional chief engineer for Aygo with the designer background. He was appointed executive director in 2013, and President of Lexus International in January, 2017.

  • Akinori Goto

    Born in 1984 in Gifu Prefecture. Artist, designer. Graduated from Musashino Art University visual communication design department.His works, capturing invisible connections and relationships by combining cutting edge technology with methods and media that has existed from long ago, are now on exhibition.  The main exhibitions in which he recently participated include Ars Electronica Festival(Austria · 2017), SXSW ART PROGRAM(United States · 2017), and THE DORAEMON exhibition TOKYO 2017(Tokyo · 2017). His works are being publicly collected by the National Media Museum in the United Kingdom and by phaeno in Germany.

  • Junji Tanigawa (JTQ Inc. / MAT Committee )

    Tanigawa founded space creation consulting firm JTQ Inc. in 2002, providing creative direction for clients to “deliver [their] messages through the medium of space”. He advocates his own spatial development method, “Space Compose”, and his experience design combining environment and situation, gaining much attention from various fields. His major works include Kansei Exhibition at the Palais du Louvre’s Museum of Decorative Arts, Yakushiji Hikari Emaki to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of Heijyokyo, GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION, and MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO. As of 2016, he has served as the project director for Japan House Los Angeles, appointed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, a creative director for Kenpoku Art 2016, and so on.