TAKT PROJECT will have a solo exhibition at Milan Design Week 2022, the annual design festival in Milan, Italy which is one of the largest in the world. This is the sixth time in three years that TAKT PROJECT has participated in Milan Design Week, following the solo exhibition "glow ⇄ grow" at Ventura Central in 2019, and two installation exhibitions at the Triennale Art Museum, one is for Grand Seiko "Approach to TIME." in 2018, and the other is for AISIN CORPORATION "Visible Motion" in 2017. In this exhibition, we will unveil our new installation titled "as it is. - equilibrium flower -" at the "Church of San Bernardino alle Monache", located in the 5VIE district.
as it is.
The world is where everything coexists
where everything can be as it is, or as it wants to be.
No single power dominates others, no one is superior.
Rather, things balance in a harmonic state of equilibrium.
If design is to be about creating something,
through that something we also want to realize such harmony of equilibrium.
We fill the church with soft knit fabric objects standing on their own, just barely balanced.
For the artwork, we use a self-developed knitted fabric that hardens when heated.
By heating it partially, structural rigidity and the soft texture characteristic of textiles
can coexist as they are.
The balance between the cloth trying to outspread and the hardened supporting structure
somehow evokes the vitality of a bud that is on the verge of flowering in the harmonic state of equilibrium with the outside world.
The installation is an attempt to spread countless manmade objects in the church,
like a Japanese flower arrangement 'ikebana' that finds balance
with the atmosphere and gives a harmonious feel to it.