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About the Exhibition
TOTO GALLERY·MA is pleased to announce that “TORAFU ARCHITECTS Inside Out”, our well-received exhibition on TORAFU ARCHITECTS (Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro) from 2016, will be traveling to the TOTO MUSEUM in Kitakyushu, Japan.

TORAFU first gained acclaim with their creative redesign ideas for hotel rooms in “TEMPLATE IN CLASKA” (2004). Working both in and beyond the realm of architectural design, they have since built a prolific oeuvre of more than 200 projects that includes houses, shop and showroom interiors, stage sets, furniture, and jewelry. In 2010, they released their original line of “airvases”. The internationally popular product comes in a variety of versions designed through collaborations with different artists. TORAFU employs an approach in which they shift viewpoints back-and-forth between the realms of product, interior, and architectural design. By doing this, they are able to fully draw out the potential and charm of places, spaces, and materials, and at times, they have even shown the power to change the movement and behavior of people and to transform the character of a street.

“Inside Out” will present a wide range of TORAFU’s early to recent works by showing the process behind their making from the design study phase to completion. Furthermore, it will showcase various objects and materials that guided their experimentations and gave them inspiration, allowing visitors to peer into the minds of the architects who find joy even in the process of creation and to retrace how they arrived at their creative solutions.

Visitors will be immersed in TORAFU’s creative world in the museum’s spaces, which will feature an original movie made specially for the exhibition and the various “airvase” designs that they supervised. A special TOTO GALLERY·MA edition of the “airvase” will also be on sale in the museum shop.

We welcome all to the exhibition that will offer an opportunity for you to learn about TORAFU’s ideas and inspire you to explore the future of buildings and cities.
TOTO GALLERY·MA

Image from the Exhibit
Images for Media Use
TORAFU ARCHITECTS Inside Out(2016)
©Daisuke Ohki
HOUSE IN KOHOKU(2008)
©Daici Ano
airvase(2010)
©Satomi Tomita
Light Loom(Canon Milano Salone) (2011)
©Daisuke Ohki
big T(2016)
©Daici Ano
Exhibition Information
Title
TORAFU ARCHITECTS Inside Out
Dates
Tuesday, August 21 – Sunday, December 23, 2018
Hours
10:00~17:00(Admission by 16:30)
Closed
Monday
Admission
Free
Venue
TOTO MUSEUM
2-1-1 Nakashima, Kokurakita, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 802-8601 JAPAN
TEL 093-951-2534  https://jp.toto.com/museum
Access
*Via Nishitetsu Bus from JR Kokura Station:
At JR Kokura Station Bus Center (at Kokurajyo Exit), take the No. 21, 22 or 43 bus from Platform No. 3, or take the No. 25 bus from Platform No. 4; get off after approximately 15 minutes at the Kifunemachi Bus Stop
*Via Kitakyushu Monorail
Get off at Kawaraguchi Mihagino Station, and exit from South Exit, walk approx. 10 minutes on Route 3 towards Itozu
Organized by
TOTO GALLERY·MA/TOTO MUSEUM
Planned by
TOTO GALLERY·MA Planning and Management Committee
Special Advisor: Tadao Ando
Members: Kazuyo Sejima, Manabu Chiba, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Erwin Viray
Supported by
Kyushu Chapter, Architectural Institute of Japan
The Japan Institute of Architects Kyushu Branch
Fukuoka Association of Architects & Building Engineers
Fukuoka Architect Office Association
Special Thanks to
Ishinomaki Laboratory/Ichiro/kaminokousakujo/HIDA SANGYO
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