JIDAデザインミュージアムセレクションvol.19 図録完成

JIDAデザインミュージアムセレクション vol.19選定につきまして、図録が届きました。



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(解説/デザインオフィスmemori代表 宮内秀明)


While my parent’s home had a room for their Buddhist altar, I couldn’t think of a place for my own in my apartment. This perplexed me, vaguely, for quite some time. Then, however, I got a commission from the 200-year old Kitani Corporation to design the very thing… This is a tool for praying that fits into the modern lifestyle, avoiding the ornate Buddhist altar or fittings. Kiyora consists of a flower vase, an incense stand, a candle stand, and a picture frame, as well as a platform which looks like a simple plate, where all the mentioned fittings can be placed and stored. Composed of minimal straight lines, the stripped down but dignified, airy appearance has the flexibility to be a harmonious fit in both eastern- and western-style rooms. Also, its convenient size makes it suitable for more modest
living spaces and apartments, securing it a place in the user’s busy, everyday life. I hope Kiyora will be able to provide its users with the opportunity to pray with more intimacy, as well as an altar to be used for memorial services.
(Description / Hideaki Miyauchi, Design Office memori)

Not limited to any certain religion, Kiyora is developed as a tool for praying that can store pictures, incense, and candles. It can be adapted to whatever changes in lifestyle a user may encounter in his day-to-day life, such as business trips, moves, and long travel. Because it is well designed, the user can pray for the deceased without worrying about finding a suitable place, making the product perfect foreveryday use.
(Selection Committee / KITAMURA Teruhiko)