Saturday, 22 August 2009
After I had met up with Joy, I had a bit of time to kill before meeting Neil to go to the gym (god we're good!), so decided to head to the lovely 21-21 design sight gallery at Tokyo Midtown, a cultural centre designed by Issey Miyake and Tadao Ando. The exhibition was all about bones - skeletons of animals, but also of mechanical objects and how they are the core elements of a design. It was beautifully presented and I spent an hour taking it all in. I even managed to be brave and take a photo of a larger-than-life "spider", before the security guard told me off - all done in a very polite way, of course. The artist had designed it to look like the imagined skeleton of a spider.