TONE 2nd Collection “Crevice” Exhibition Announcement

Jan 13, 2024

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

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.

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.


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

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。