Exhibitions

Prototyping in Tokyo: Illustrating Design-Led Innovation

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Event details

Date and Time

11 Jan - 07 Feb 2020

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Location

Venue: Atrium & Design Gallery 1, Level 1
Location: Singapore


Details

EXHIBITION

Prototyping in Tokyo: Illustrating Design-Led Innovation showcases the creations of world-renowned design engineer and University of Tokyo Professor Yamanaka Shunji and his Laboratory, where they specialise in producing prototypes to envision the future. It explores the interplay between cutting-edge engineering and a sense of beauty passed down over centuries, which underlie the spirit of innovation in Japan. The exhibition also chronicles the Laboratory’s development of prototypes, featuring random sketches, shots in the dark, and the countless failures documenting the course of each prototype’s production.

Curated along three core themes for visitors to explore: ‘Prosthetics’ is a range of interpretations of the “expanded human body”; ‘Bio-likeness robots’ are robots with life-like motion and behaviour, giving the impression of intelligence; and ‘Additive Manufacturing’ is the taking of prototyping to the next level with 3-D printing which has allowed engineers and designers to create infinitely more complex prototypes. The exhibition explores the potential of prototypes to act as a link between cutting-edge technology and society, offering visitors a glimpse into a myriad of possibilities told through structures and textures of the future.Curated along three core themes for visitors to explore: ‘Prosthetics’ is a range of interpretations of the “expanded human body”; ‘Bio-likeness robots’ are robots with life-like motion and behaviour, giving the impression of intelligence; and ‘Additive Manufacturing’ is the taking of prototyping to the next level with 3-D printing which has allowed engineers and designers to create infinitely more complex prototypes. The exhibition explores the potential of prototypes to act as a link between cutting-edge technology and society, offering visitors a glimpse into a myriad of possibilities told through structures and textures of the future.

TALK

Complementing the exhibition, Professor Shunji Yamanaka will be offering exclusive insights into some of the innovative prototypes featured. Seats are limited; get yours here!

Supported by DesignSingapore Council

Organiser

Design-Led X Platform, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo


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