This book introduces “Long Life Design” from 47 prefectures all over Japan.
The country leads the design of postwar Japan, and private companies design during the period of high economic miracle. Designers have led the design during the bubble era, and since 2000, the design of today has been led by local consumers. From mass production to handicrafts. From disposable items to lifelong items that enjoy aging. Now that the meaning of “design” is changing, we will collect and introduce his long-life designs in each of the 47 prefectures that are unique to that area.
● Main contents
・ Preface “Design has become a long-life design.”
・ Introducing a total of 47 long-life designs selected from each prefecture, such as furniture, daily necessities, food, and projects, along with the reasons and stories of the area.
・ Recommendation “What is necessary for future design.”
● Designs of 47 prefectures introduced in this magazine
Hokkaido OKI (CHIKAR STUDIO) / Aomori BUNACO BOWL # 261 (Bunaco) / Iwate Jyo Lacquer Bowl (Dripping House) / Miyagi Kesennuma Knitting MM01 (Kesennuma Knitting) / Akita # 202 Stacking Stool (Akita Woodworking) / Yamagata Koza Chair (Tendo Woodworking) / Fukushima Tapered Bucket (Bumbuku) / Ibaraki Hitachino Nest Beer Nipponia (Kiuchi Sake Brewery) / Tochigi Tsuki Usagi Slim Pot (Fujii) / Gunma Ceramic Heater Sun Lamella (Oriental) / Saitama COEDO (Kyodo Shoji Coedo) Brewery) / Chiba Sghr Fifties Tumbler (Sugawara Kogei Glass) / Tokyo Amorpho Premium (Iwatani Sangyo) / Kanagawa Saito Iron Board (Cross Dog) / Niigata SUNAO Cutlery (Tsubame Shinko Kogyo) / Toyama RIKI CLOCK (Takata Lemnos) / Kazumi Ishikawa Rock Glass (factory zoomer) / Fukui MASUNAGA since 1905 GMS 396BT (Masunaga Glasses) / Yamanashi Kizan Wine (Kiyama Yoshu Kogyo) / Nagano Shinshu Miso Hojo (Inoue Brewery) / Gifu Meiho Ham (Meiho Special Product Processing) / Shizuoka Takeshi Yamauchi Chair (Yamauchi Dyeing Studio) / Aichi Karimoku 60K Chair (Karimoku Furniture) / Mie Iron Rust Set (Kouichi Uchida) / Shiga Vintage Pearl Necklace (Jimbo Pearl Store) / Kyoto Copper Tea Cylinder (Kaikado) / Osaka Survey Nocho (Kokuyo) / Hyogo TAjiKA KITCHEN SHEARS (Taka Haruo Iron Works) / Nara Shirayuki Fukin (Shirayuki Fukin) / Wakayama Special Three-Star Soy Sauce Compla Bottle (Horikawaya Nomura) / Tottori Mokumoku-Tablestand (Taniguchi / Aoya Washi) / Shimane Entetsu Sand Kuresu Glazed Plate (Desai Kiln) / Okayama Kurashiki Knotting Chair (Kurashiki Honsen Handwoven Research Institute) / Hiroshima Maruni 60 Oak Frame Chair (Maruni Woodworking) / Yamaguchi Kaneko Misuzu (JULA Publishing Bureau) / Tokushima Organic Cultivation Awa Evening tea (Hanto Foods) / Kagawa wooden tub craftsman revival project (Yamaroku soy sauce) / Ehime Organic 120 bath towel (IKEUCHI ORGANIC) / Kochi Tosawa paper receipt (Tosa Washi products) / Fukuoka GYM CLASSIC (Moon Star) / Saga Karatsu Kunchi (Karatsu Shrine, Karatsu Hikiyama Control Committee) / Nagasaki G-type Shoyusashi (Shirayama Pottery) / Kumamoto Amakusa Sarasa Various Pouches (Nonoya) / Oita Sakamoto Sou Ogada Yaki (Sakamoto Kogama) / Miyazaki Squall (South Japan Dairy Cooperative) / Kagoshima Ice White Bear (Tenmonkan Mujaki) / Okinawa Flower Block (Yamauchi Concrete Block)
- Release Date:
- January, 2019
- D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT
Design activist, born in Muroran, Hokkaido in 1965
Joined Nippon Design Center in 1990. He participated in the establishment of the Hara Design Institute.
In 2000, he started a store “D & DEPARTMENT” in Setagaya, Tokyo with the theme of long life design.
Since 2002, he has invented “60 VISION” and is in the process of rebranding discontinued products from the 1960s.
Received the 2003 Good Design Award Kazuo Kawasaki Special Jury Chairman’s Award. He is developing “NIPPON PROJECT” in 47 prefectures, which is based on the image of a store infrastructure where Japanese designs can be purchased correctly.
Since 2009, he has published a travel culture magazine “d design travel”. He is the director of Japan’s first design museum “d47 museum” with the theme of 47 prefectures.
Received the Mainichi Design Award in 2013. He is a visiting professor at Musashino Art University. Professor at Kyoto University of the Arts.