Chennai, Jan 22 (ANI): To commemorate the 60th anniversary of India-Japan diplomatic relations, a ten-day exhibition named 'Japanese Design Today 100' is underway in Chennai, showcasing a rage of vintage to contemporary Japanese design leader's achievements.
The exhibition focused on the marvels in engineering and technology, the finest of designs of household products from 1990 to present day, reflecting the society and the personal lifestyles of people living in Japan.
Sponsor of the event, M.R. Ranganathan, said the exhibition brings the simple concept of beauty through simplicity.
"This exhibition has brought in about 104 very simple designs that have been a part of Japanese life from the year, almost from 1990, the last 20-22 years. These are the designs that have occupied the homes in Japan. You see the very old type of cameras, the television; those are the things. Of course today modern designs have moved, but the basic concept of beautiful in simple way; has been brought out by the Japanese designers. So, through this exhibition, which is a moving exhibition from place to place, sponsored by Japan foundation, we would like to bring the simple concept of beauty through simplicity," said Ranganathan.
A range of products from 1950,s onwards, have been put on display, which include electronic rice cooker, old video cameras, pocket radio and battery operated motorcycle.
This exhibition would provide an opportunity to the visitors, for learning about the recent trends and characteristics of Japanese designs and, gain an insight into the nature of contemporary Japanese culture.
"What really caught my interest was that there are lot of innovative designs, which has been inspired by the age-old technologies, lot of common physics, the one that we use on our day to day basis, is being used to derive or build products. I am totally excited after seeing the expo," said Mani Nagarajan, a visitor.
The exhibition, which was started on January 19, will continue till January 27. (ANI)
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