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Press kit - Press release - A book and some objects Kazuyo Komoda at the Fondazione Castiglioni - Francesca Acerboni

A book and some objects
Kazuyo Komoda at the Fondazione Castiglioni

Milan, Italy

Francesca Acerboni


Milan, Italy, 2013-11-11 - 12 November 2013 will see the inauguration of a mini exhibition by Kazuyo Komoda at Achille Castiglionis “studio of marvels”, held to accompany the presentation of a new monographic work on the Japanese designer. The objects on display at the exhibition, which will remain open until 18 November, will include an as yet unseen piece entitled “Candelone” given by Komoda to Castiglioni on the occasion of the latters 80th birthday, consisting of a large 80-wick wax candle. . Milan, November 2013 Milan, November

“If you are not curious, then don’t bother”. The work of designer Kazuyo Komoda (born in Tokyo in 1961), which combines curiosity with a subtle irony and a constant effort to get to the essence of things, would appear to draw daily on these words of Achille Castiglioni. The advice of the Italian designer is also something of a leitmotiv in Francesca Acerboni’s new monograph, which provides a lively and interesting overview of the career of Komoda, whose work springs from a unique and fertile dialogue between her Japanese soul and her avowed fascination for the Italian creative imagination.

In her book, author Acerboni closely examines Komoda’s interest in the “poetics of the quotidian”, a common thread running through all of her work. With their often ambivalent feel, her pieces seeks to reveal the latent vocations of everyday objects, subverting their primary function to disclose hidden meanings rooted in sensation and immateriality, and display an acute sense of the ritual of gesture, tracing a delicate equilibrium between necessity and action, sensuality and emotion.

The study’s thematic section focuses on a wide selection of the designer’s production, including furniture, diaries and notebooks, cutlery, shop designs and urban installations, as well as her more recent selfproduced work which, rather than representing a departure from the field of industrial design, functions as a parallel path affording Komoda greater scope for personal expression. The volume concludes by examining the theme of the mirror, an ever present in Komoda’s work, which would seem to point to a desire “not to leave too many traces”, to record only delicate, gossamer reflections of the self.

Presentation of the book “KAZUYO KOMODA” Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, Piazza Castello 27, Milan
November 12th, 2013 - 18:30 (followed by cocktails)
The event will be moderated by Patrizia Scarzella
Kazuyo Komoda and author Francesca Acerboni will be present.

The exhibition will run from 12 to 18 November 2013 at the Fondazione Achille Castiglioni. It consists of an informal exhibition of pieces selected by the designer, plus the as yet unseen “Candelone”, an 80th birthday gift given by Kazuyo Komoda to Castiglioni. Opening Hours: Mon/Fri 10:00-6:00 pm (Sat. by appointment. Sun. closed. Info: +39 02 8053606).

Title of the book: Kazuyo Komoda
Series: I Protagonisti del Design
Author: Francesca Acerboni
Design and layout: Pagliardini Associati
Publisher: Hachette, 2013

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Kazuyo Komoda (b. Tokyo, 1961)
Japanese designer Kazuyo Komoda has lived and worked in Milan since 1989 and has collaborated with a large number of important Italian and foreign brands, including Acerbis International, Dornbracht, Driade, Fabriano Boutique, Moleskine, and Pandora Design. Her designs have been published in a wide range of international publications. www.kazuyokomoda.com

Francesca Acerboni (b. Milan, 1966) Architect and journalist specializing in architecture and design. An author of pieces for Domusweb, Archinfo, Abitare and Casamica, she has published a number of monographic studies («100 houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century», Taschen 2004; «Matteo Thun. The Index Book», Hatje Kanz 2013) as well as collaborating on the volume “Patricia Urquiola. Time to Make a Book”, Rizzoli International 2013.


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