Open workshop using earthquake damaged wood: ‘Your 24cm Dream House’

Many smaller cedar trees damaged by the earthquake are unsuitable for timber milling, and must be disposed of.
In this workshop participants designed their own house on a 24cm base of thin cedar plank.
Earthquake damaged wood was used for walls, windows and roofs, and participants were encouraged to let their imagination roam free.
Cloth scraps provided by Marimekko were used to decorate the interiors with carpets and wallpaper as each participant desired.
Children of all ages joined in, with younger children being helped by their parents.

■ Dates : June 15 – June 16, 2012 (Sun-Mon)

■ Venue : “aiiima”, inside Creative Lounge Mov, Shibuya Hikarie 8

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Midori Araki

Midori Araki :
After graduating from Tama Art University Department of Graphic Design,
Araki joined a publishing company as editor / stylist for magazines ‘Soen’ and ‘ELLE DECO’. In 1997 she established and became editor in chief of ‘gap’,
a lifestyle magazine that places equal emphasis on fashion, interior design, architecture and contemporary art.
She began a transition from editing to 3-dimensional expression following the 1999 interior design movement ‘Happening’.
Started producing works on the border between design and art, and attending interior design events overseas.
Began an artist residence in Paris and Marseille with a French government scholarship from fall 2002.
Held exhibitions in Paris and Karlsruhe, Germany, during the residence. Re-established base in Japan after returning in 2004.
Currently releasing new works in Japan and overseas while continuing to expand her field of work including product design,
ornaments, shop interior art, film installations, magazine serial articles, book publishing, corporate collaboration, etc.

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Junya Sakumoto

Junya Sakumoto :
Born in 1975. Joined TRICO INTERNATIONAL in 2005 following graduation from Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design,
Setsu Mode Seminar, and experience in interior retail. Went solo in 2009 and established ‘sakumotto’.
Fields of work include art, design direction, interior paint curating, project development, sales, wholesale, product MD,
PR, etc. Manages gallery & shop ‘sakumotto’, ‘sakumotto online store’, and ‘HAPPA Gallery’.