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Mpavillion x Robin Boyd Goes to Japan

Everyday Design In Japan - panel discussion

From storage to scissors, egg cups to sake cups – good design is everywhere in Japan. Sori Yanagi, Riki Watanabe, and Masahiro Mori led the postwar design boom – renowned for their technical skill, application of materials, and simple design aesthetics. They created iconic household objects for everyone’s – everyday use.


“My pleasure as a designer is to conceive of forms for daily use, and to create pieces for production in the factory so that many people can appreciate and enjoy them” – Masahiro Mori.


Convened by self-professed Japanophile Michelle Mackintosh, a panel comprising Jane Sawyer, Jenna Lee and Zenta Tanaka will discuss the benefits of embracing good design in daily life, what makes Japanese design iconic, and how they have embraced Japanese design and craft philosophies in their practices.


This talk is part of the When Robin Boyd Went to Japan exhibition public program taking place at Walsh Street from 18 February – 10 March 2024. Find out more.

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