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AXIS Vol.175

2015 May - June
Cover Photographer: Yoshiaki Tsutsui
Feature
Feature

OUR PARK

We introduce the possibilities of the park as an open space, and look at various movements that explore new ways of utilizing it as a receptacle that accepts the will of diverse individuals, accommodates diverse activities, and at times serves as a venue for people to communicate, to be creative, and to spread information.

Cover Interview
Cover Interview

Hirokazu Nagata

Nagata has been pressing forward the activity of Plus Arts that tackles various social issues with art-inspired concepts and ideas of artists who are not bound by preconceived notions. Here is a close look at Nagata's concept that is attracting attention today, including his ideas on town development and disaster prevention.

Opinion
Opinion

Augusto Grillo

Villa Tosca Design Management Centre was established in Milan in 1993 as a research center for strategic design. Its founder and present CEO Augusto Grillo, who describes himself as a "design philosopher," has carried out some very distinctive design work to date, the core of which is "aesthetics."

Topics
Topics

Raf Simons, worn by Furniture

Collaboration between Raf Simons, a designer with a huge presence in the fashion industry, and the influential Danish interior textiles brand Kvadrat was big news last year. Raf Simons was here in March for his first exhibition in Japan of his entire lineup, including his latest works for KVADRAT/RAF SIMONS, a line done in collaboration with Kvadrat.

Traditional Craft Forms
Traditional Craft Forms

YAMANAKA SHIKKI

Carving wood while turning the wheel and applying a chisel blade, a woodturner creates bowls and plates in no time, and has the skill to manipulate wood at will. The work carried out swiftly, accurately, and sensitively, is representative of Japanese traditional crafts that are attracting global attention.