Yearly Archives: 2013


Edo’s Craftsmanship – Coffee Ware Exhibition

While keeping the craftsmanship of traditional arts for over several hundreds of years in Edo Tokyo,
Koutou-ku Traditional Crafts Association now creates modernized tools for the modern lifestyle.
In this “Coffee Box” themed event, coffee drippers and canisters, spoons and coffee cups made from tortoiseshells, and many selected goods including container made from cask material, etc wil be displayed.

VENUE : October 25th (Fri) – November 21st (Thu), 2013 at Sasayama Gallery KITA’S.








Sasayama Gallery KITA’S Seminar No.9

“Talk Session: Koutou-ku Traditional Crafts Association (Eifu Kawamata, Tsuyoshi Isogai, Keiichi Nakamura, Koto Tomita) x Toshiyuki Kita”

VENUE : November 2nd (Sat), 2013 14:00 – 15:00 at Sasayama Gallery KITA’S 2F

With the theme of “hand-made products that match today’s lifestyle”, Kita will talk with artists from Koutou-ku Traditional Crafts Association members whose endless strive to blend art, materials for crafts and techniques and search for new frontiers, on topics about daily tools for everyday life and their activities.


Milano Salone 2013”serie MAGICA”

Toshiyuki Kita released “serie MAGICA” from Giorgetti, one of the world’s most prominent Italian wooden furniture brands. With beautiful leather coverings, the contrast between the wooden and metal materials creates a sophisticated impression. This series is comprised of a rotary recliner, stool, and table. The active design of the chair changes when people sit on it, adding a new type of expression to Giorgetti’s dignified furniture

Period: April 9 (Tuesday) – April 14 (Sunday)
Venue: Rho International Trade Fair venue / Giorgetti Atelier via Serbelloni Milan

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Millano Salone 2013”SARUYAMA GIRO”

Toshiyuki Kita’s famous work “SARUYAMA” was released by MOROSO in 1989, followed by “SARUYAMA ISLANDS” in 2006 and the new “SARUYAMA GIRO” in 2013.
Like the SARUYAMA pieces of the past, each part of SARUYAMA GIRO can be freely combined or moved to different locations according to individual sensibilities. A space is created when a person sits on the chair, with the major theme of “the relationship between people and spaces.”

Period: April 9 (Tuesday) – April 14 (Sunday)
Venue: Rho International Trade Fair venue / MOROSO show room via Pontaccio milan

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Milano Salone 2013”New Technology + 100% Recycled Material”

Toshiyuki Kita released the MILCA series made of recycled materials, based on the theme of “new materials that are reborn multiple times.”

This series consists of a chair, table, and stool printed in different materials, and is a proposal for the future born from a collaboration with the recycling technologies of bolda.

Period: April 9 (Tuesday) – April 14 (Sunday)
Venue: ddn design view_mecenate area design via Mecenate 76 milan

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MAISON & OBJET 2013”@-chair”

Toshiyuki Kita presented an armchair and side table from the CINNA brand of Ligne roset (a French company) at Maison&Objet, an international trade fair in Paris.

Based on the concept that body posture impacts health, one can spend long hours in this chair working on the computer in a relaxed position. If you recline the back of the chair, it can also be used as a comfortable chaise longue – with this single chair you can enjoy a comfortable space that is all your own.
Furthermore, you can freely choose your preferred color combination for the cover.

Venue : Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
Sponsor : SAFI

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