October 22, 2003
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Lecture past event

Widely regarded as one of the most influential designers in Japan since the 1970s, Shigeru Uchida is Principal of the pioneering design firm Studio 80, which he co-founded in 1981. Mr. Uchida, whose work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, is known for a wide range of design projects in Japan and abroad that combine traditional and contemporary elements, including interior works, furniture, products and urban planning. Many of his works are featured in the permanent collections of prominent museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Conran Foundation in London. Among his most notable works are the Wave building in Roppongi, Tokyo; a series of boutiques for Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake; the Hotel Il Palazzo in Fukuoka; the lobby of the Kyoto Hotel; and the Kobe Fashion Museum. Mr. Uchida has also been a leading advocate of the new way of tea and has designed a number of avant-garde tea rooms, two of which will be on display at Japan Society to coincide with his lecture. Mr. Uchida discusses his major projects and also addresses the unique Japanese concept of space and its traditional and contemporary meanings.

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $10, Japan Society members & seniors $8, students $5.

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2003
  • 6:30 pm