Design Museum Holon has announced leading Japanese design studio Nendo‘s first-ever large-scale retrospective exhibition titled “The Space in Between”, which will feature both old and new pieces extending from the beginning of his career until today.
The exhibition will stretch from the interior to the exterior of the Design Museum Holon’s grounds, providing a thought-provoking and immersive experience.
A museum-first, the show will deal with the challenges and the related solutions that Nendo – a studio led by one of the most prominent talents of this generation, Oki Sato – has encountered while interacting with the different typologies of objects and their unexplored areas.
“This presentation investigates the only space in which Sato could not intervene, the space in between but on which he actually powerfully does: what is in-between, what is un-design and the carefully calculated operative-area left to light and air,” says Maria Cristina Didero. “The theme became a narrative expedient to tell the story of his unique career, up to nowadays.”
“This unique exhibition designed by Studio Nendo and curated by Maria Cristina Didero is an invitation for visitors to be drawn closer to the essence of contemporary Japanese design – which has a tradition of investigating the space in between; Oki Sato responded impeccably to the curatorial brief and title initiating a thrilling design journey,” comments Galit Gaon, Design Museum Holon Chief Curator.
“It has been a while that I wanted to collaborate on a project with Maria Cristina – challenging our discussion of new borders between design creativity in museums and the future of the world of objects that surrounds us. I’m honored and happy that such a team is working together with the museum on the very first retrospective of Nendo’s work.”