Super Potato Design : The Complete Works of Takashi Sugimoto: Japan's Leading Interior Designer

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-11-15
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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"Super Potato Design is the first full-length book to present the built work and conceptual ideas of the internationally renowned Japanese design firm Super Potato, founded by Takashi Sugimoto. Super Potato's powerful designs for the interiors of restaurants, shops and hotels, as well as Takashi Sugimoto's designs for tea ceremony spaces and utensils, are richly complex compositions of materials which create simple, strong spaces. By finding contemporary expression for important concepts present in traditional Japan and combining materials in unexpected ways to create exciting spaces, Super Potato's work has had a significant impact on interior design in Japan and around the world."

Author Biography

Architect Takashi Sugimoto, born in Tokyo in 1945, studied metal sculpture before graduating from the Crafts Course of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1968. He founded Super Potato in 1973 and became a professor at the Musashino University of Fine Arts in 1992. He received the Mainichi Design Award in 1985 and 1986, as well as the Interior Design Association Award in 1992.

Mira Locher was born in Pennsylvania and has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture & Planning at the University of Utah.

Table of Contents

Beyond Layered Discontinuity Forewordp. 10
The Design Firm Super Potatop. 14
Early Projectsp. 22
Strawberryp. 24
Maruhachip. 26
Radiop. 28
Pashu Labop. 32
Pashup. 36
Old-Newp. 38
Brasserie-EXp. 42
Be-inp. 48
Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama Talks with Takashi Sugimotop. 52
Series Projectsp. 58
Shunju Akasakap. 60
Shunju Tameike Sannop. 66
Kitchen Shunjup. 74
Shunju Tsugihagip. 78
Shunsuip. 86
Shunkanp. 92
MUJI Aoyamap. 100
MUJI Aoyama-sanchomep. 104
The Future and MUJIp. 108
Ryureip. 112
Komatorip. 114
Tea Utensilsp. 116
Kenya Hara Talks with Takashi Sugimotop. 118
Recent Projectsp. 124
Niki Clubp. 126
Mezzagp. 130
Brixp. 138
Straits Kitchenp. 142
Zipangup. 148
Cafe TOOp. 156
Hibikip. 162
Zumap. 168
The Grand Chapelp. 172
The Shinto Shrinep. 174
Shunboup. 178
Roku Rokup. 182
Nagomip. 184
Waketokuyamap. 186
Roka and Shochu Loungep. 192
Sensip. 198
Lobby and Loungep. 202
Park Clubp. 208
Guest Roomsp. 212
Cornerstonep. 216
The Timber Housep. 220
Major Works 1971-2006p. 226
Acknowledgmentsp. 240
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