Sugao: Contemporary Japanese at Merci
Sugao, this autumn’s exhibition at Paris concept store Merci, opens in September with more than 200 works of contemporary Japanese design.
Based on the Japanese concept of sugao – which translates as ‘true face’ or ‘as it is’ – the exhibition presents homewares, furniture and accessories that reflect the key Japanese aesthetics of function and simplicity.
The shop curators explain: “Merci wants to share its vision of the Japanese design of today ‘as it is’ and not ‘as we think’ it should be. No nostalgia, no folkloric items; but design ideas for everyday: useful and smart.”
The exhibition runs from September 9–25 2011 at Merci, Paris.