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2020.8.1

ANNOUNCING CELVOKE 2020 A/W MAKEUP COLLECTION

Celvoke, a total beauty brand, released the 2020 A/W Makeup Collection nationwide on August 1. With “Energy in conjunction” as its collection theme, it uses images of two models to express the united beauty of individuals, despite differences such as age, gender and nationality. Please enjoy discovering a world interlaced by light and shadow, bright and dark, and positive and negative.

トータルビューティーブランドCelvokeより、2020 A/W Makeup Collectionが8月1日より全国発売開始となりました。「Energy in conjunction – 重なり合う、エナジーの昇華。」をコレクションテーマに、年齢、性別、国籍・・・あらゆる差を超えて個と個が重なり合いひとつになる美しさを、2人の人物を用いたビジュアルで表現しています。光と影、明と暗、そして陽と陰が織りなす世界を是非ご覧ください。

Celvoke 2020 A/W Makeup Collection
Collection Video
website
Planning/ Development/ Sales agency: Mash Beauty Lab Co., Ltd.
Brand Director: Yoko Tagami (Mash Beauty Lab Co., Ltd.)
Photographer: Akinori Ito (AOSORA)
Makeup artist: Mikako Kikuchi (TRON)
Hair artist: Koichi Nishimura (Angle)
Stylist: Rena Semba
Video: Keita Hoizumi
Music: Hiroki Saitoh
Art Direction & Design: SPREAD

2020.8.18

MADE IT INTO THE LONGLIST FOR THE “DEZEEN AWARDS 2020”

Dezeen, based in the UK, is the world’s most influential web-based design magazine. It has been hosting the Dezeen Awards since 2018, celebrating the best architecture, interior design and design achievements from around the world. The judges are architects, curators, artists and others of various professions and specialties.There were more than 4,300 entries from 84 countries for this awards.. We are very happy to announce our inclusion in the longlist.

SPREADはDezeen Awards 2020のスタジオ部門、Designer of the yearのカテゴリーでlonglistsに入りました。
Dezeenは世界で最も影響力のあるイギリス発のデザイン系Webマガジンで、世界中の最高の建築、インテリア、デザインの功績を称えるために2018年からDezeen Awardsを開催しています。審査は建築家・キュレーター・アーティストなど様々な職業と性質を持つ方々によって行われ、今回のアワード総エントリー数は84カ国、4,300以上にのぼりました。
ロングリストに入れたことをとても嬉しく思います。

Dezeen Awards 2020
SPREAD
Designer of the year longlist

2020.8.11

“SPROUT” FOR INTERSECT BY LEXUS-TOKYO

For this ‘new normal’ period influenced by COVID-19, we created a banner partition with a screen function under the theme of “Mebae” (sprout). It has been on display at INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, since Thursday, July 29 2020. A mesh fabric, used in medical fields and for automobile interiors, is the material used for the screen. The material is coated with “Cufitec®”, a new virus and bacteria control technology that prevents secondary infection from viruses. Our aim is to bring new life to a space using the power of color, and to make a comfortable environment for people to engage in new communication.

コロナ禍のニューノーマル時代において、「めばえ」をテーマに衝立機能のあるフラッグパーティションを制作しました。2020年7月29日(木)より、東京・南青山のINTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYOにて展開しています。医療現場や自動車内部で実際に使用されているメッシュを衝立資材に展開。さらにウィルス・細菌制御新技術「Cufitec®(キュフィテック)」をメッシュに付着させウィルスの二次感染を防ぎます。空間に色の力で新たな息吹を吹き込み、ここで過ごすお客様の新たなコミュニケーションを生み出すことを目指します。

“SPROUT” for INTERSECT BY LEXUS-TOKYO
Press release
Date: From July 29th, 2020 (Wednesday)
Venue: INTERSECT BY LEXUS ‒ TOKYO
Location: 4-21-26 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Planning: Mika Takizawa (Dentsu Live Inc.)
Mesh manufacturing: NBC Meshtec Inc.
Frame manufacturing: STOKA Co., Ltd.
Press: daily press
Photo: Ooki Jingu
Planning and Design: SPREAD

2020.7.29

CREATIVE USE OF COLOR FEATURED ON THE BBC’S WEBSITE.DESIGNS’S NEW HAPPY MOOD BY CLARE DOWDY

British public broadcaster, the BBC, posted a special article, “Design’s new happy mood”, on their culture and design website series, “designed”. The article highlights the creative use of bold colors and patterns to inspire positive moods. There is a coverage report on SPREAD, along with introductions to “Life Stripe” and “HARU stuck-on design;”. It also depicts studio works featuring colors from around the world, including Spain and Australia. Please take a look.

イギリスの公共放送であるBBC。そのWebサイトでカルチャー・デザインを扱う連載「designed」において、特集「Design’s new happy mood」が掲載されました。大胆な色とパターンを用いた、ポジティブな気持ちになれるクリエイティブを特集しています。Life StripeとHARU stuck-on design;の紹介ともにSPREADの取材内容が取り上げられています。スペイン、オーストラリアなど世界各国の色を特徴としたスタジオの作品も見ることができます。ぜひご覧ください。

Design’s new happy mood by Clare Dowdy
website
Listing Studio: SPREAD, Morag Myerscough, etc.
Edit: Clare Dowdy
Media : BBC.com

2020.7.23

COMPLETION OF THE TOKYO MIDTOWN DESIGN TOUCH “ROPPONGI COLOR CANYON” VIDEO

The video of the “Roppongi Color Canyon” installation, exhibited at the “Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH” design event that was held at Tokyo Midtown last October, has been completed. With a “soaking in colors” concept, we aimed to blend colors and the landscape through a vivid mesh fabric. We hope the colors make your days brighter.

昨年10月に東京ミッドタウンで開催されたデザインイベント「Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH」で展示されたインスタレーション「六本木カラー渓谷」の映像が完成しました。「色景に浸る」をコンセプトに、鮮やかなメッシュ生地を使って色と景色の融合を目指しました。あざやかな色をみて元気になっていただければ嬉しいです。

Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH Roppongi Color Canyon
Installation video
Date: October 18 – November 4, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Midtown, Midtown Garden
Organizer: Tokyo Midtown
Video: Ooki Jingu, Kazuhiro Kodaira
Music: Hiroki Saitoh
Production: waki process Inc.
Fabric:NBC Meshtec Inc.
Art Direction and Design: SPREAD

2020.7.3

COMMENCEMENT OF RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF “LIFE STRIPE”, USING LIFE AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

“Life Stripe”, produced and presented since 2005, is an artwork that replaces everyday actions with 21 colors and expresses these using a striped pattern. To create a varying range of patterns, we have been collecting memories of a single day in different lives, from babies to the elderly, and have also delved into the lives of various creatures, from insects to animals. So far, over 150,000 memories have been documented. With the recent spread of Coronavirus, we began to question the effects of this on our everyday lives. We saw this as the perfect opportunity to start our research on life after the Coronavirus pandemic, and have already produced and presented several works.

We truly appreciate your participation and cooperation with our project as we continue to collect memories of a single day in different lives.

2005年より制作・発表している一日の行動を21色に置き換えストライプ模様に構築する作品「Life Stripe」。乳児から老人までの人間、昆虫や動物などのあらゆる生物の一日をリサーチし、これまでに調査した1日の数は15万種にも及びます。世界中でコロナウィルスによるパンデミックが起きていますが、この状況下で私達の毎日はどうなっているのか?とさらにリサーチを進め、Life Stripeを制作し発表を始めました。
引き続きコロナパンデミック以降の1日のリサーチを行なっております。アンケートへのご協力をぜひともお願いいたします。

Life Stripe
Questionnaire (Japanese) download
Questionnaire (English) download Website
Website

2020.6.25

INTERVIEW IN VDF x ALCOVA “FROM ALCOVA WITH LOVE”

In cooperation with the “Virtual Design Festival” hosted by Dezeen, the design platform, ALCOVA, presents a program of interviews with eight international studios, including SPREAD. Our interview has been released online (English only). We hope you enjoy the article and learn more about the history and concept of SPREAD.

デザインプラットフォームALCOVAは、Dezeen主催Virtual Design Festivalと協働し、世界各国の8つのスタジオとのインタビューを実施。SPREADはその1つに選ばれ、インタビューが公開されました。英語サイトですが、SPREADの成り立ちや考えがまとめられています。ぜひご覧ください。

FROM ALCOVA WITH LOVE
Virtual Design Festival(Dezeen)
ALCOVA

2020.6.25

“DANCE BASE YOKOHAMA”, A NEW BASE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, IS NOW OPEN!

Dance Base Yokohama(DaBY)is an institution dedicated to establishing a professional environment for dancers, with a creative hub to nurture dance-related creators through various projects. We are looking forward to your participation in our trial performances and workshops.

Dance Base Yokohama(DaBY)はプロフェッショナルなダンス環境の整備と、ダンスに関連するあらゆるクリエイター育成に特化した事業を企画・運営するダンスハウスです。トライアウト公演やワークショップを行っておりますので、是非ご参加ください。

Dance Base Yokohama
Website
Opening: June 25, 2020
Address: KITANAKA BRICK&WHITE BRICK North 3F, 5-57-2 Kitanakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Organizer: SEGA SAMMY ARTS FOUNDATION
Artistic Director: Eri Karatsu
Space design: Hirotaka Isshiki + Narumi Ozawa + Shiori Mori + ondesign
VI, promotional design: SPREAD

2020.5.16

DAILY “CORONA AND CREATIVE”

AXIS Web Magazine’s series “Daily ‘Corona and Creative'” has started. This is a series that introduces “Creative activity research for new coronaviruses”, which starts gradually from the end of February and continues as a studio activity from the beginning of April, once a day.

AXIS Web マガジンの連載『日刊「コロナとクリエイティブ」』がスタートしました。2月末から徐々にはじめ、4月頭からはスタジオの活動として継続している「新型コロナウイルスに対するクリエイティブ活動のリサーチ」を毎日 1件づつ紹介する連載です。

Daily ‘Corona and Creative’

2020.4.30

STAY SAFE. STAY STRONG, KOUBA

Factory Festival and more than 100 factories put up posters that is to raise awareness of the festival’s cancellation and to encourage people in Coronavirus situation.

「燕三条 工場の祭典」は、新型コロナウイルス感染症感染拡大の影響を鑑み、2020年の開催を見送ることを決定しました。100を超える各参加KOUBAが「Stay Safe 生きろ、KOUBA」と題したポスターをピンクの「テープ」で斜め45度のストライプに貼ることで、今年度の開催中止を発表するとともに、あらためて緊急事態宣言発令下に迎えるゴールデンウィーク期間中の不要不急の外出自粛、安全の確保を呼びかけていきます。

2020.4.7

STAY HOME

“Stay Home coloring book” production

2020.2.15

ROOTS OF METALCRAFT

Factory Festival hold an exhibition “ROOTS OF METALCRAFT: Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan” at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore.

「燕三条 工場の祭典」は、シンガポールのNanyang Academy of Fine Arts(NAFA)にて展覧会「ROOTS OF METALCRAFT : Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan」を開催します。

ROOTS OF METALCRAFT : Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan
Date: February 15 – March 22, 2020
Venue: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts(NAFA) Campus 1, Ngee Ann Kongsi Gallery1&2

2020.2.8

GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2020

Biology of Metal exhibition won Gold (Grand Prize) at German Design Award 2020. We participated in the ceremony in Frankfurt.

Biology of Metal展が、German Design Award 2020にてGold(最優秀賞)を受賞しました。フランクフルトにてセレモニーに参加しました。

2019.11.15

A SLICE OF NIIGATA FOOD CULTURE

A Slice of Niigata Food Culture
Experience Gastronomy with Tsubame-Sanjo
Date: November 15 – 20, 2019
Venue: Japan Culture Center

2019.11.1

GOLD AND SILVER AWARDS IN “DFA DESIGN FOR ASIA AWARDS 2019”

Haru stuck-on design;” (Nitoms, Inc.) won gold, and “ROOTH 2-3-3” (Be The One Co., Ltd.) won silver in the “DFA Design for Asia Awards 2019”, hosted by the Hong Kong Design Centre. Although the award ceremony was cancelled due to the deterioration of the situation in the region, we are very happy to have received the ‘double prize’ in these awards which advocate for and emphasize the contribution of design in enriching the lives of people in Asia.

香港デザインセンター主催のDFAアジアデザインアワードにて、HARU stuck-on design;(株式会社ニトムズ)がGold Award、ROOTH 2-3-3(株式会社Be The One)がSilver Awardを受賞しました。香港の情勢悪化の影響でセレモニーはキャンセルされましたが、アジアに住む人々の豊かさに貢献することを目的としたアワードでW受賞出来たことは大変うれしいです。

DFA Design for Asia Awards
Website
HARU stuck-on design; (Nitoms, Inc.)
ROOTH 2-3-3(Be The One Co., Ltd.)

2019.10.31

ORNAMENTAL CONTRAST

A solo exhibition by SPREAD take place at (PLACE) by method starting from October 31st to November 23rd, 2019. Through this exhibition, as an attempt to their next creative step, SPREAD deepened their knowledge of the aesthetics behind the contrast of colors, which resulted in a work under the theme “Ornamental Contrast”.

2019 年 10 月 31 日(木)~ 11 月 23 日(土)の期間、( PLACE )by methodを会場に個展を開催いたします。本展は、SPREADの次なるクリエーションの試みとして、大切にしているコントラストの美しさの原点を探り、掘り下げ、考究し ” コントラストの観賞 ” をテーマに作品を作りました。

Ornamental Contrast
Date: October 31 – November 23, 2019
Venue: (PLACE) by method

2019.10.19

VORTEX

Landscape Architect Ryoko Ueyama’s drawing archive exhibition “Prospective Landscape: A Retrospective. Drawing Exhibition ‘Vortex’” started.

ランドスケープアーキテクト上山良子のドローイングアーカイブ展「天と地をつなぐランドスケープ 渦展」がスタートしました。

Prospective Landscape: A Retrospective.
Drawing Exhibition ‘Vortex’
Date: October 19 − 26, 2019
Venue: Architect’s House Hall

2019.10.28

ROPPONGI FUTURE CONFERENCE

A interview with SPREAD is published in the web magazine “Roppongi Future Conference”.

https://6mirai.tokyo-midtown.com/en/interview/109/

2019.10.18

ROPPONGI COLOR CANYON

Hosted at Tokyo Midtown every Autumn, “TOKYO MIDTOWN DESIGN TOUCH” is an annual event under the concept of “Enjoying design with all five senses”. Creative unit SPREAD was assigned to create an installation which they entitled “Roppongi Color Canyon”, for the events main content the “Design Forest”. Under the concept of “flooded with colors” SPREAD will cover the garden area of Tokyo Midtown to create a canyon of vibrant colors using fabrics with an overall length of 1km, portraying the ever changing views of the nature. Changing sunlight, and sudden waves of color surfaces. Embraced with colors, we hope for the viewers to enjoy their conversation with this color-scape.

Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH “Roppongi Color Canyon”
Installation by SPREAD
Date: October 18 − 11.4, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Midtown
Organizer: Tokyo Midtown

2019.10.3

KOUBA, FACTORY FESTIVAL 2019

The Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival is an event held in Tsubame-Sanjo (Niigata), an area known for metalworking, blacksmithing, carpentry.
During the event, factories normally closed to the public will open their doors to offer tours and workshops.

Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival
Date: October 3 – 6, 2019.
Locations: Sanjo-Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture

2019.6.19

AFTER-IMAGE

The collaboration exhibition “After-Image” of “INTERSECT BY LEXUS” and “HARU stuck-on design;” has started.

INTERSECT BY LEXUSとHARU stuck-on design;のコラボレーション展示「After-Image」が始まりました。

After-Image
Date: June 19 – July 30, 2019
Venue: INTERSECT BY LEXUS-TOKYO

2020.6.3

SINGAPORE AGAIN

We had a workshop for the art teacher invited by the Ministry of Education last year, and as the second time of the workshop we did this in a real school.

2019.5.14

ELLE DECO

HARU is used on the top image of the Milan Design Week 2019 secret spots at ELLEDECO.com.

2019.4.9

THE NATURE OF TIME

Grand Seiko returns to Milan Design Week with the theme “THE NATURE OF TIME,” at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum.

Grand Seiko
THE NATURE OF TIME
Date: April 9 – 14, 2019
Venue: Poldi Pezzoli Museum
Graphic design: SPREAD

2019.4.9

COLOR APPRECIATION

Hold an exhibition of HARU stuck-on design; entitled “Color Appreciation” at ALCOVA, Milan Design Week 2019. We mix various beautiful contrasts such as light and dark, city and nature, life and death…

Color Appreciationと題し、HARU stuck-on design;の展覧会をMilan Design Week 2019の期間中にALCOVAにて開催します。

HARU stuck-on design; Color Appreciation
Date: April 9 – 14, 2019
Venue: ALCOVA

2019.4.5

LIVING COLOURS

“LIVING COLORS: Kasane – the Language of Japanese Colour Combinations “, which introduces dyeing and weaving works that express the traditional colors of Japan and the changing subtleties of the season, is held at Japan House London.

日本の伝統色と季節の移り変わりの繊細さを表現した染織作品を紹介する「LIVING COLOURS: Kasane – the Language of Japanese Colour Combinations かさねの森 染司よしおか」が、ジャパン・ハウス ロンドンにて開催。

Living Colours: Kasane – the Language of Japanese Colour Combinations
Date: April 5 – May 19, 2019
Venue: Japan House London

2019.3.27

RAIN & CATERPILLAR, THUNDER & CRAB

We designed “Rain and Caterpillar” and “Thunder and Crab”, a collaboration product with Mmakoto Kagoshima and Hida Sangyo. The two works have been expanded to rocking chairs, sofas and cushions.

鹿児島睦さん、飛騨産業さんとのコラボレーション作品「雨と青虫」「雷と蟷螂(かまきり)」をデザインしました。2作品をロッキングチェアーやソファ、クッションに展開しています。