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Executive floor 8

8th Floor personal history

Ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto Many people may think that it is the culturejust like a fascinating cloths, or luxurious Japanese MAKIE(蒔絵).
But, the beauty of Kyoto city is seen in the functional and modernistic space.For example, it is, the light that shines through from thousands latticework of Kyoto traditional houses, or Japanese wooden fittings like FUSUMA(襖),SHOJI(障子).The framework of Kyoto culture is extremely rational and it has the unique fineness.
This is our hospitable space?“Modern=futuristic” and “Universal=eternal” excellent culture of Kyoto in Japan.

PROFILE

Architect Miki Murakawa “Kyoto’s modern design for peace of mind”

1975
born in Yamaguchi prefecture
1977
graduate from Kyoto Institute of Technology University
1977~2000
Yoshimura Ryuichi’s environmental laboratory
2001~2011
WARO KISHI+K.ASSOCIATES/Architects
2012
Murakami Miki architect office

Qualified architect of the first class Kyoto Art University lecturer

Executive floor 8 room809

LIGHT

和紙-The Japanese paper It is the very important part of Japanese traditional culture. We can feel our sensibility thorough the Japanese paper. It is as if it were the skin of a human being. When the light go past through Japanese paper, and when shine our space, You will feel “peace of mind” That is, Japanese “OMOTENASHI” spirit.

PROFILE

Illumination artist: Nayako Murakami "花鳥風月をテーマに自然界への賛美をあかりに込めて"

1976
born in Kanagawa prefecture
2000
graduate from Kyoto Seika university design department
2008
“Tsukiakari design laboratory” opened

When she noticed one light arrangement can change all atmosphere of space, She try to make “comfortable space”. 2008, she opened her “Tsukiakari design Laboratory(月あかりデザイン研究所) ” She made a variety of light,and these production is hand-made, and furthermore, Japanese Paper is attracted in her production recently.

kacho-fugetsu

WALL LIGHT

Room 808 Wall light“MONKATA”

Room 808  Wall light“MONKATA”

material : Kyoto Nishijin’s punch cards(Jacquard weaving machine)

The materials of wall light are the Nishijin’s punch cards. “MONGAMI(紋紙)” is the punch card for jacquard weaving machine.These machines are controlled by the hole position of this card, and these machines make complex design. Usually, when one Japanese Obi(帯)are made, the craftsman use several thousands punch cards.
While one Japanese cloth is accomplished, there are many many processes,and these all processes need technique of mastery craftsman.
But today, these jacquard weaving machine is very rare, because all things are digitalyregulated.
On one occasion, we meet this “MONGAMI”? hold this card, I feel comfortable lightcoming through the hole of this punch cards. “MONGAMI” make soft shadow, butthe light is more glowing, I feel my space is broaden by this gradation.Experienced this Nishijin craftsman’s mastery, these wall light equipment are born.
We are very glad?if you feel “comfortable”from these consideration made by long history, and through these jacquard punch card’s “MONKATA”


Woodblock printing wall light

Room 809 Welcome(ようこそ)

Room 809 Welcome(ようこそ)

Material: Kyoto kutotani washi, sumi, clorspaints, funori,

Room 810 Michiru-white Japanese snow ball

Room 810 Michiru-white Japanese snow ball

Material: Kyoto kutotani washi, sumi, clorspaints, funori,

Room 811 Kakeru-black Japanese snow ball

Room 811 Kakeru-black Japanese snow ball

Material: Kyoto kutotani washi, sumi, clorspaints, funori,


LAMPS SHADE of Japanese paper

Room 808

「Hagi-bird」

808「Hagi-bird」

「michiru-kakeru」

808「michiru-kakeru」

material:Fukui echizen washi -Japanese paper-

Room 809

「Tuta-bird」

809「Tuta-bird」

material:Fukui echizen washi -Japanese paper-

Room 810

「Hagi-bird」

810「Hagi-bird」

material:Fukui echizen washi -Japanese paper-

Room 811

「kakeru」

811「kakeru」

material:Fukui echizen washi -Japanese paper-

Room 812

「Hagi-bird」

812「Hagi-bird」

material:Fukui echizen washi -Japanese paper-

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