TONE 2nd Collection “Crevice” Exhibition Announcement

Jan 13, 2024

「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
Exhibition period: 2024.2.2 (FRI) – 2.5 (MON) 12:00-21:00
Venue: Sakuragaoka Front Building 1F, 16-12 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Contact: press@mesmerism.co.jp
Website: https://tone-collective.com

Abstract:
Tokyo-based contemporary furniture brand TONE (produced by design company Mesmerism Inc.) is pleased to present their second collection exhibition, titled “CREVICE.”
The exhibition will be held from Friday, February 2nd to Monday, February 5th, 2024, at Shibuya SACS (Sakuragaoka Building 1F, 16-12 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo).

The second collection by chief designer Taku Wada, who has been redefining furniture from an architectural perspective since his first collection in 2022, consists of seven pieces making up a lounge and dining set. Both sets are crafted from ruggedly cut Japanese cypress – a type of wood also commonly used for buildings – and express the extraordinary detail present in even the most mundane of Tokyo everyday life.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 2nd from 6pm-10pm.
Light food and drinks will be served, and it is open to the public.

Concept:
There is a design concept known in Japanese as “escape” – the practice of leaving leeway in a design for future adjustments. Inspired by the designer’s early roots in building construction, the Crevice Collection pays homage to architecture’s dedication to “escape” detailing, and a lifelong love affair with meticulous craftsmanship.

Especially when planning large structures, since a certain amount of variation in material is allowed, it is important to factor in methods of “escape” (such as rounding off corners) to ensure an appropriate margin of space is preserved, and the structural frame is not overstrained.
As no two pieces of wood have the same shape, size, or mass, craftsmen must assess the characteristics of each material they handle, carefully cutting, shaping, and combining them to create structure.

Tokyo is crowded with skyscrapers, overpasses, tunnels, and various other structures. These structures are all supported by various different materials. Overflowing with these materials, the city has become an everyday amalgamation of the traces left by craftsmen over time. By cutting a slice out of that everyday, the mundane can be transformed into a stage – extraordinary.

The Crevice Collection combines the uniqueness of materials with the larger-than-life presence of architecture, and facilitates a relationship between the materials and the people who use them.

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「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
会期: 2024.2.2 (FRI) – 2.5 (MON) 12:00-21:00
会場: 東京都渋谷区桜丘町16-12 桜丘フロントビル 1F
連絡先: press@mesmerism.co.jp
ウェブ: https://tone-collective.com

Abstract:
株式会社メズマリズム(東京都品川区東大井3-7-1-101)は2024年2月2日から2月5日、Shibuya SACS(東京都渋谷区桜丘町16-12 桜丘フロントビル 1F)にて自社ブランドのコンテンポラリーファニチャーシリーズである「TONE」の2ndコレクション「CREVICE」の発表展示会を行います。

2022年に初作である1stコレクションを発表し、建築的な視線から家具を再定義してきたチーフデザイナー和田拓による2ndコレクションでは、建材にも利用される檜を無骨に切り出し、重厚感のあるラウンジセットとダイニングセットの2セットで東京の日常に非日常を演出します。

2月2日には18時からレセプションパーティーを開催し、飲食の提供も行います。

Concept:
建築には逃げという概念がある。大きな構造体を支えるためには、ある程度素材の僅差を認め、躯体に無理がかからないように、角を落とすなどの手法で余白を持たせるためである。木材ひとつとっても同じ形状、寸法、質量で存在する部材は一つもなく、作り手はそれぞれの素材の特性を見極め、切り出し、面を整え、組み合わせることで様々な構造体を生み出してきた。

高層ビル、陸橋、トンネルなど様々な構造物で犇く東京。その支えとなる様々な素材。そんな物質で溢れる街の姿は職人たちが積み上げてきた軌跡ではないだろうか?そんな軌跡を一部切り取ることで日常は舞台のような非日常になり得る。

「Crevice」は、素材の一意性を建築的に力強く組み合わせ、素材と使う人の関係性を演出する装置である。