A master collaborator, meticulous organiser, and globally conscious innovator, Hara draws on more than three decades of participation in design work and exhibition curating, as well as deep professional interaction with creators from many fields.
In ‘Designing Japan’ Hara reveals methods that make publicly accessible aesthetic inquiries of how this island nation will proceed as its population ages, other nations take over manufacturing, and technology develops. Illustrations and examples recognise successful problem-solving through design, proving that it is a living, changing industry that remains relevant not in spite of, but as a partner to, advancing technology.
About the Author
Kenya Hara, geboren 1958, ist ein japanischer Gestalter und Professor an der Musashino Art Universität in Tokio. Seit 2002 ist er künstlerischer Leiter von MUJI. Sein Interesse galt seit jeher den Umständen und Gegebenheiten von Design, und nicht den «Dingen» selbst. Diese Prinzipien zeigen sich in den vielen, internationalen Ausstellungen, die sich seinen Werken widmen. Er wurde mit vielen Preisen ausgezeichnet, darunter den Japanese Cultural Design Award.
About the Publisher
Lars Müller Publishers is an internationally active publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. It came into being in 1983 as a result of the bibliophile passion of designer Lars Müller. The house has since made a worldwide name for itself with carefully-edited and designed publications on architecture, design, photography, contemporary art, and society. The publishing programme reflects Müller’s own diverse interests, documenting historical developments and contemporary phenomena by presenting compelling work in the visual arts. Lars Müller works closely with his editors and authors to produce significant publications of great independence, to the highest possible standards.