WORKS / AXIS THE COVER STORIES – 聞く・考える・話す、未来とデザイン

WORKS / AXIS THE COVER STORIES - Listen, Think, Talk The Future and Design

主要用途: 展示会場構成

施工: イシマル

クレジット: グラフィックデザイン:アクシス/映像制作:ドローイングアンドマニュアル /映像協力:エプソン販売 /什器協力:カリモク、石巻工房、ストリング ファーニチャー

所在・会場: AXISギャラリー

延床面積: 203㎡

設計期間: 2018.06-10

施工期間: 2018.10.30

会期: 2018.11.01-07

写真: 五十嵐 絢哉


デザイン誌「AXIS」の20年にわたる表紙インタビューをまとめた「AXIS THE COVER STORIES 」の発刊に合わせ、アクシスギャラリーで開催された展覧会の会場構成。 バックナンバーの閲覧や、連日開かれる表紙に登場したデザイナーによるトークセッションなど、来場者を含めた対話の生まれる場が求められた。

Principle use: EXHIBITION SITE

Production: ISHIMARU

Credit: Graphics : AXIS / Video production : DRAWING AND MANUAL / Video cooperation : Epson Sales Japan / Furniture : Karimoku, ISHINOMAKI LABORATORY, string furniture japan

Building site: AXIS GALLERY

Total floor area: 203㎡

Design period: 2018.06-10

Construction period: 2018.10.30

Duration: 2018.11.01-07

Photo: Igarashi Junya


We designed the venue for the exhibition held at the AXIS GALLERY coinciding with the publication of "AXIS THE COVER STORIES", a collection of interviews with designers that have appeared on the cover of design magazine AXIS over a period of 20 years.
Deliverables included a space to foster dialogue with visitors through a retrospective of back issues and daily talks by designers featured on the magazine covers.
Handwritten messages by 115 designers were etched on the top plate of a big table in the middle of the venue. Furthermore, by selecting products made by the designers themselves for the chairs and pendant lightings, we created the impression that all those who have adorned the cover of AXIS are gathered together.
On the walls, 20 years of back issues featuring 115 designers and the "must-read books" that influenced them face each other on each side of the central table for browsing. Moreover, an enlarged AXIS magazine cover serves as a background for an impromptu photo booth so visitors can experience being on the cover of the publication themselves.
Taking inspiration from the portraits and interviews compiled in this latest volume, we sought to create a space with a simple facture where visitors could come in contact with the words left behind by iconic designers.