Japan Car - Designs for the Crowded Globe
The world of Japanese car design set against the backdrop of Japan’s unique culture is explored in a sophisticated new exhibition at the Science Museum, from 29 November 2008.
Japan Car, an exploration of the car as a "mobile cell", has been conceived by two world class names from outside the world of automobile: Kenya Hara, the man responsible for much of the success of Muji, and Shigeru Ban, the distinguished Japanese architect currently designing a new satellite gallery in Metz for Paris’ Pompidou Centre.
The exhibition shows how Japanese car design reflects the 'soil and the spirit of Japan', shown through concept cars and special home market models. Japan Car explores three themes while examining the future of mobility in cities. Japan, being both highly innovative and densely populated, can be seen as the driving force behind transport solutions for twenty-first century cities.
Organisers: Science Museum, Design Platform Japan
Supported by: Embassy of Japan in the UK
Partners: Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda R&D Co. Ltd, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd, DENSO Corporation, Hitachi Ltd, Akira Yamaguchi, WOW, Seiji Morimae
Sponsored by: Tau Corporation, Yamagin Corporation, Arai Shoji Co. Ltd, Nippon Design Center Inc.
In cooperation with All Nippon Airways, JVC, S-CUBE, Light-Breeze, Akari-Lisa Ishii, I.C.O.N. (Lighting Consultation), Keio University (Shigeru Ban Laboratory)