場と間 / BA to MA INTERIOR EXHIBITION ARCHIVES

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OUTLINE

Exhibition Name BAtoMA Exhibitor 32 booths (50 brands)
Date Thursday October 27, 2011 – Sunday, October 30, 2011
General admission begins on October 28, 2011 until to Sunday, October 30, 2011
Visitors 3500
Opening Hours 11:00 – 19:00 except on the last day (11:00 – 17:00) Entrance fee 500 yen (free with invitation letter)
Venue Laforet Museum Harajuku Venue organizer rhythmdesign (Kenichiro Ide)
Organizer H.P. France S.A. Division of BA to MA Art Direction DRAWER (Mitsuhiro Ikeda)

THEME

In terms of the configuration and installation of the venue, the familiar ideas and things create the interesting space. Each booth demonstrates the exhibitors own ideas and reflects a variety of presentations. The theme of the event revolves around the idea of “Make Shift” or impromptu. Five constructions at the site reflect this theme of building on the spot and appear rough and incomplete.

INSTALLATION

As a tribute to the closing of Platform21, a design museum in Amsterdam, Kimura and SuzukiYuuri created the project, “Breakfast Machine” and showcased it for the first time at BA to MA Exhibition vol 2. The project involved the collaboration of Kimura, Masamichi Tosa, and SuzukiYuuri. The machine automatically makes breakfast and was in operation every day of the exhibition, causing endless laughs and becoming a popular piece in the exhibition.

KIMURA
After working as an assistant at Meiwa Electric, Kimura quits his work and establishes Kimura Factory. He began building daft machines or machines others wouldn’t know how to make or order.

Yuri Suzuki
A writer and designer based in London and Stockholm designs contents for events and holds design workshops.

Masamichi Tosa
In 1993, Masamichi formed Meiwa Electric his younger brother Tosa Nobumichi and currently serves as the president of Meiwa Electric.

EXHIBITOR

ANTE VOJNOVIC / ASTIER de VILLATTE / DEMODE FURNITURE / essence / FRIDA JAPAN / IMPEX JAPAN / HASAMI / contentas / to 22;to twenty-two / R&D / Tsé & Tsé associées / hibimoto / ShangParis / mammoth istanbul / Petite africaine / POLEPOLE KANGA SHOP / gallery deux poissons / donum / initial ATELIER / HOUSE OF FER TRAVAIL / Dar Yasmine / TUCANETTA / WOOUF! BARCELONA / NAKATAKOGEI CO., LTD. / MUERTE / BY PANTALOON/Buku Akiyama / Shuntaro Takeuchi / michikusa / AVILO / TAITO DESIGNERS VILLAGE / DECOdeBONAIR / naty garden / Danke / TOKYODO / sen / testis