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It is once again time for DESIGNTIDE TOKYO!
From 30th October -3rd November CIBONE will have exhibitions at CIBONE AOYAMA store and DESIGNTIDE TOKYO main site, at the Roppongi Mid-Town shopping complex.
This year we are pleased to present 'Plastic Relics', a series of tabletop containers combining plastic and Japanese laquerware, by UK design team, COMMITTEE for CIBONE EDITION. For CIBONE COLLECTION we will show a series of Trestle furniture by Swedish design and architecture studio, TAF. Also on display will be new work from Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek; Dutch design company moooi; ceramic work by Shiro Hamanaka, one of the leading ceramic artists working in Japan today; and chairs from the African based company Mabeo furniture.
We hope you will have time to stop by our exhibitions!
Being fond of using devices of the imagination to aid their search for original work, Committee chose to place themselves in a future age, (perhaps even a post-apocalyptic one), when oil has run out and the material world is no longer as we know it. The left over plastic items, which today we take for granted, might well be a source of fascination and archaeological interest or even of great value. This approach prompted Committee to select examples of plastic parts that could possibly come to represent the ‘relics’ of this age and imagined them as strange curios that might even prompt a craftsman of the time to utilise them in a far more precious way than the one they were intended for. Committee’s instinct was to suggest they might be re-used as decorative lids for a series of humble tabletop containers, since this would show them off adequately to a curious 27th century viewer.In juxtaposition to these mass-produced curios, the lower half of the boxes have been fashioned from traditionally produced Japanese lacquer-ware. These swerving black plinths, which are exact extrusions of the lid profile, can be read as the shadow of the item cast through time, right back to their deep past from lakes of black oil.
Plastic Relic 1(Genie telephone handset)
Plastic Relic 2 (Micro-Machines Grand-Prix component)
Plastic Relic 3 (Air blower casing)
Plastic Relic 4 (MUJI CD player casing)
Plastic Relic 5 (dyson component)

all Price on request / Limited edition
In 2003, Clare Page and Harry Richardson established the creative team, Committee, in London. They work in many mediums, creating furniture, lighting, textiles and art works. In 2004 they started one of their definitive works to date, their series of Kebab lamps.One of their main aims is to imbue their design practice with their fine art education, by making pieces that are both beautiful and functional, yet contain a level of critical debate. A strong theme in their work is the re-use of quotidian objects to make assemblages that offer a new perspective on the material world around us.Recent projects include the reworking of existing pieces from the famous Spanish Porcelain Company, Lladro, and 'Plastic Fandangos' for London based gallerists, Arts Co, a collection of desk-top follies on the subject of plastic in product design.
Life with an object. Throughout a lifetime people have many different needs and wishes but TAF believe that choosing furniture is not about a persons age, but more about sustainability, timelessness, and dynamic function. The cast metal piece that supports the trestle collection can be used for a variety of pieces of furniture of different heights and functions making it highly durable and versatile.
Glass: w1200×d600×h350 / 136,500yen
Wood: w1200×d600×h350 / 105,000yen
Trestle DESK
Glass: w1400×d700×h700 / 157,500yen
Wood: w1400×d700×h700 / 126,000yen
Trestle TABLE
Wood: w1800×d700×h700 / 141,750yen
w1380×d365×h1600 / Prototype
Trestle SHELF
w2400×d490×h1750 / Prototype
Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Stahlbom have run the architecture and design studio TAF in Stockholm, Sweden, since 2002. TAF aim to make ordinary life less ordinary through subtle but effective changes in how products and architecture appear and function.
Piet Hein Eek Piet Hein Eek
The concept for this chandelier began with an attempt to greater optimize the use of materials by making parts for the new chandelier from the left over material from other projects, an approach ideal in theory but which eventually proved to be too labour intensive to achieve. Inspiration for the design was the classic chandelier shape, but this chandelier can be taken apart and reassembled for easy delivery.
material: plywood (lacquered), steel
color: white, black
E17 max15W ×21 / 504,000yen
Piet Hein Eek Piet Hein Eek
Piet established his own design and manufacturing facility in 1992 near Eindhoven. He designs furniture, lighting and accessories all inspired by a love of the materials, machines and process's he works with. His designs are often handmade - a time consuming process which produces very beautiful and highly original work.
moooi moooi
Old ladies call them neatly coiled balls of yarn, Kids talk about soap bubbles hanging from lightbulbs, some say they are there to light up Arabian nights, moooi says they're Non Random Lights.
design: Bertjan Pot
material: epoxy,fiberglass
color: white, black
φ480×h540 / 1kg
white 78,750yen / black 89,250yen
φ710×h700 / 3kg
white 89,250yen / black 131,250yen
cord length: 1.5m E27 max100W
Bertjan Pot Bertjan Pot
Born in Nieuwleusen, The Netherlands, in 1975, he graduated from the course “man and identity" at the Eindhoven Design Academy in 1998. From 1999 to 2002 Bertjan worked together with Daniel White under the name “Monkey Boys“, and he now works independently for a number of different companies.

In 2001 under the art direction of Marcel Wanders, moooi launched their first collection at Salone furniture fair in Milan. They immediately attracted attention having chosen to employ some of the worlds best known designers. The word mooi in Dutch means Beautiful so as their brand name they chose to add a further o to make moooi, meaning even more beautiful!
Shiro Hamanaka Shiro Hamanaka
Hamanaka has made ceramics inspired by simple, structural beauty. All pieces have been lovingly made by hand on a potters wheel.
A simple collection of structural elegance.
Cup φ75×h110 / 4,725yen
Cup φ75×h90 / 4,200yen
Shot glass ivory φ60×h60 / 4,200yen
Cup φ95×h75 / 3,675yen
Tea canister φ70×h95 / 9,450yen
Pot φ170×h145 / 21,000yen
Plate φ295×h60 / 17,850yen
Vase biscuit φ80×h265 / 42,000yen
Vase ivory φ105×h225 / 36,750yen
Plate XS:φ100×h20 / 2,625
S:φ135×h22 / 4,200yen
M:φ175×h32 / 6,300yen
L:φ230×h32 / 8,400yen

A simple collection of structural elegance with a lace like finish.
Cup φ75×h90 / 5,775yen
Beer glass φ80×h95 / 6,825yen
Tea canister φ70×h95 / 10,500yen
Cup φ95×h75 / 5,250yen
Bowl φ260×h80 / 17,850yen
Bowl φ270×h60 / 17,850 yen
Shiro Hamanaka Shiro Hamanaka
Born in Hagi,Yamaguchi-ken in 1970, Shiro trained with culinary artist Shitoshi Sasaki from 1998-99. Since then he has had exhibitions in Japan and around the world in various shops and galleries. He is now considered one of the most important ceramic artists working today.
Mabeo Furniture Mabeo Furniture
Tswana (Setswana), is the National language of Botswana and a name that reflects the importance of the original antique chair the design is based upon as something the village eleders have used during traditional court sessions, or to sit and chat with friends and neighbours. Patty Johnson, inspired by this commonly seen style of chair has made a new version for Mabeo Furniture.
design: Patty Johnson
material: white oak
w450×d600×h700×sh400 / 39,900yen
Patty Johnson Patty Johnson
Patty Johnson is a Canadian designer who has been cited for synthesizing craft and mass production in her work. Her consultancy work represents diverse international interests and includes clients such as Totem Gallery, Keilhauer, Speke Klein, Nienkamper, Sephora, the Inter-American International Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development.

Mabeo Furniture
Mabeo Furniture is a Botswana-based company committed to the production of high quality contemporary furniture. Mabeo seeks to show that a group of local people from Botswana, Africa can, through their own skills, efforts and meaningful collaborations, create opportunities for themselves and for their communities, become meaningful participants in the global economy,and determine their own destiny.
29th October CIBONE B1D closed
31st October CIBONE 11.00 - 17.00
All other days during Design Tide will be business as usual 11.00 - 21.00
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