Reinventing Texture

  • Clare Farrow

The Japan pavilion for London Design Biennale, Somerset House, 1-27 June. Designed by Toshiki Hirano. Curated by Clare Farrow Studio. In collaboration with MA Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London, and MSCTY Studio. An immersive, interactive design and sound installation on urban textured without touch. Paying homage to the ancient art of Washi paper making and Japanese traditional papier-maché, the project has been created through photogrammetry and digital scanning and fabrication techniques - to form an 8-metre Washi wall relief that brings the objects, textures and sounds of Tokyo and London together. Main sponsor: KP Acoustics. See: Supported by the National Lottery using public funding through Arts Council England and by Arts Council Tokyo. Also supported by: Awagami Factory, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The Japan Society, POLA Art Foundation, Nomura Foundation, Union Foundation and Sekisui House - Kuma Lab, The University of Tokyo.