If you’re a fan of Japanese design, don’t miss this!
On November 24, 2012, Japan Foundation Manila in cooperation with the Yuchengco Museum will host Japanese artist and designer, Ms. Hiroko Takahashi, in a one-day lecture at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati.
The lecture is part of Yuchengco Museum’s “Design as Art” theme under their 2012 Culture and Development Program.
The lecture will start at 10 AM, followed by a short workshop on origami.
TAKAHASHI Hiroko (born 1977) is a Fashion Design Major graduate of the Saitama Prefecture Niiza Comprehensive Technical High School. She studied dyeing at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where she finished her masters in 2002.
In 2003, she re-enrolled in the university for her doctorate and worked as an artist at The Cité Internationale des Arts upon the invitation of the AFAA of French Ministries of Foreign Affairs in 2005.
After successfully holding two exhibitions in Paris, she returned to Japan in 2006 to establish her original brand, HIROCOLEDGE. In March 2008, Hiroko received her Doctorate in Fine Arts.
The signature feature of Takahashi’s HIROCOLEDGE is its eye-catching, graphical patterns composed only of dots and straight lines. Using various materials and techniques like chusen (the Japanese traditional dyeing method), Takahashi’s patterns are expressed on the traditional form of Japanese clothing such as kimono, obi sashes, yukata, tenugui, T-shirts and other items. She has also collaborated with artisans and craftsmen to create new product designs for lamps and other home furnishings.
Hiroko Takahashi’s lecture will focus on the use of modern product design principles in traditional Japanese crafts.
Entrance fee: Php 100.
For inquiries, contact Japan Foundation Manila at (02) 811~6155 to 58 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or the Yuchengco Museum at (02) 889~1234 or email@example.com.
The Yuchengco Museum is at the RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.
To know more about the artist, go to http://takahashihiroko.com/