Setsuo Kitaoka

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JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN
No.298, January 1984


JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN
No.298, January 1984

One of Japan’s finest magazines for interior design and home furnishings, edited by Moriyama Kazuhiko.
JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN presents a monthly comprehensive view of traditional, contemporary, and contemplated environmental designs and pure art forms both Japanese and foreign, through pictures and critical reviews. English captions and summaries of major articles are provided.

Very rare, this issue includes a huge feature on UGO LA PIETRA = THE EXHIBITION “LA CASA TELEMATICA” with essay by Gianfranco Bettetini, Aldo Grasso, Ugo La Pietra collaboration & essay: Kazuko Sato.

Also includes “Fiber Art Exhibition by Ten Foreign Artists” essay: Shinichi Asai; Beauty House “ACHE” design: the air. Kenji Oki, Hisako Watanabe; Boutique “KENZO SAPPORO” design: Setsuo Kitaoka; ’83 THE 10TH TOKYO INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN COMPETITION > & < LIGHTING DESIGN BY INVITED DESIGNERS EXHIBITION (including Shiro Kuramata, Issey Miyake and many more), essay: Katsuhiro Yamaguchi; Object Made of New Material “COLOR CORE”; Furniture “TAKAGU” Designed by Tsutomu Imazaki; New Furniture Designed by Gerd Lange; “A Atelier” architect: Ikuyo Mitsuhashi; Product Design of the Month = Ball-Pen & Razor design: Pentagram, and much more.

* Condition: Very Good (clean and tight, only light general shelf wear and slight tanning) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Setsuo Kitaoka
Interior Designer


Published in 1988 by Rikuyo-Sha, Tokyo, this is the only major monograph profiling the work of famed Japanese interior and furniture designer, Setsuo Kitaoka.

Working closely with fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto to create the exquisite boutiques and stage designs for Y’s and Yohji Yamamoto throughout the 1980’s, Kitaoka also created incredible interiors of “lightness and wit” for Kenzo, Barney’s New York, Basco, St. Honore, Men’s Melrose, Solariste, TKX, and many more, most of which are profiled throughout this publication in lush photographic spreads, alongside his chair, table and lamp designs of the period.

* Condition: Very Good (a clean, tight copy throughout, with original dustjacket) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Furniture Innovation “KAGU”
Tokyo Designer's Week


“KAGU-Tokyo Designer’s Week ’88”, November 1988, presented various phases of design, reflecting environmental changes.  The exhibition featured the works of leading designers.  A rare exhibition of furniture design.  It was like a “Tokyo Collection”of furniture design.  The drastic change in furniture and interior design these past year could clearly be observed through the exhibits.  – Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Design Critic, 1989

This heavy catalogue to this very unique and crucial furniture exhibit in Tokyo in 1988 highlights the many incredible designs of Japan’s leading and young furniture designers of the late 1980’s.  It also features commissioned texts by Shigeru Uchida, Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Andrea Branzi and Vincenzo Iavicoli.
With the furniture pieces all documented in full-colour and black and white, with profiles on their designers and exhibition views, this book is a must for anybody interested in Japanese furniture and post-modern design in general.

Features the furniture work of Shiro Kuramata, Masanori Umeda, Hiroshi Awatsuji, Takashi Sugimoto, Kozo Abe, Teruaki Ohashi , Toshiyuki Kita, Takenobu Igarashi, Hidenori Seguchi, Aijiro Wakita, Kunihiro Matsuyama, Setsuo Kitaoka, Toyo Ito, Katsuhiko Togashi, amongst many many more designers.

* Condition: Good (copy is ex-library book and thus has stickers/stamps reflecting this history) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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