Long Life Design: Thinking and Practice
LONG LIFE DESIGN: THINKING AND PRACTICE
Shanghai Pearl Art Museum
Shanghai Pearl Art Museum
The first large-scale exhibition of the concept of "Long Life Design" in Shanghai
"Another kind of design" that is "not new"
More than 600 pieces of design works in 9 units
Design tour of 47 prefectures in Japan
10 Chinese designers and brands new exploration
Deep into the regional characteristics of the product tradition and modern style
Exploring the road to sustainability and the secret of long-selling classics
"The future is new and the past is new." (Zongyue Liou) The Pearl Museum of Art in Shanghai is pleased to present the exhibition "Long-lasting Design: Reflections and Practices" from July 3 to November 13, 2022. As the first large-scale exhibition of the concept of "long-lasting design" in Shanghai, this exhibition presents the unique and distinctive design thinking and multi-disciplinary practice of design activist Kenmei Ohka in nine units with more than 600 exhibits, including not only the fruitful achievements of "long-lasting design" in Japan, but also the in-depth regional characteristics of objects. In addition to the fruitful achievements of "long-lasting design" in Japan, the exhibition also features a special section called "Echoes: Explorations of Local Designers", in which 10 Chinese designers and brands are selected to present their distinctive explorations of long-lasting design, including (in alphabetical order): Bishan Kobo, engraft, klee klee, Song Yuyang (PEELSPHERE®), Wu Bin (Wu Mo), Yang Tao (Shibu Pin®), Yi Hongbo (Summerwood Fabrics), Lei Zhang & Christoph John & Jovana Zhang (Pinwu Pinwu), and Zhang Na (Recycled Clothes Bank).
Pearl Museum hopes to inspire another kind of thinking with a new perspective, to generate "oxygen" in the field it builds, to provoke people from all walks of life to discuss people and things, design and life, regional culture and sustainable development, business and humanities, and many other issues closely related to the current situation, to brighten up a better life with art and design, to help The event will help to build the future innovation ecosystem and add to the construction of Shanghai as a world-class "design capital".
The "alternative design" of "not new"
Re-feeling "treasure" and "long-lasting love"
Shanghai Pearl Museum of Art "Long-lasting Design: Reflections and Practices" exhibition site
Design is returning to nature.
Just as everything will eventually return to the earth ......
What comes out of this is
A design that is closer to nature
--Long Life Design.
We call it "Long Life Design".
The concept of "Long Life Design" was developed by Japanese design activist Kenmei Nagaoka, who said, "We should treat objects with love and care and understand the value of objects that can withstand long use." In the opinion of Dr. Dandan Li, director of Shanghai Pearl Museum of Art and chief curator of the exhibition, "'long-lasting design' gives a dimension of time and emotion to the designed object. It is a rethinking of the relationship between people and things and people and people, an attempt to ask the question 'how to get a truly happy life', and to explore and share it with long-term projects such as research, exhibition, business and publication." Especially at this time and place, this exhibition has a new context: more than "sustainable design", we will have the opportunity to re-examine "every object", "every vegetable and every meal", and re We will have the opportunity to re-examine "every object", "every vegetable", "every meal", "regional design", "cherish" and "long-lasting love", and learn about many new and concrete ideas and methods.