Kenya Hara: Designing Japan

LARS MÜLLER PUBLISHERS

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As Art Director for Muji since 2002, Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara (born 1958) and his aesthetic of pared-back, beautifully functional objects has taken the world by (quiet) storm. With Kenya Hara: Designing Japan, the designer presents his vision of how his industry can contribute to the future of his country: a future founded on Hara’s unique philosophy of beauty as well as crowd-sourced wisdom from around the world.

The book spans history, from the beginnings of professional Japanese design in the 16th century to the impact of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. But Hara's real focus is on the future. A master collaborator, meticulous organizer and globally conscious innovator, Hara draws on more than three decades of work in design and exhibition curating, as well his professional interactions with creators from many fields.

Designing Japan offers a foundation course on the essence of Japanese aesthetics, while maintaining a practical approach to Japan’s circumstances and future possibilities. Hara reveals the methods by which designers in Japan work with government and industry, and considers how design can propose solutions for this island nation as its population ages, other nations take over manufacturing and technology develops. Illustrations and examples recognize successful problem-solving through design, proving that design is a living, changing industry that remains relevant not in spite of, but as a partner to, advancing technology.

PUBLISHERLARS MÜLLER PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMATHardcover, 5 x 7.25 in. / 208 pgs / 45 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUSPub Date 

DISTRIBUTIOND.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 43   

ISBN: 9783037786116

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all shipping might experience 1-5 days delay. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

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We are now offering in-store pick up service everyday from 12 pm - 7 pm at 41 orchard st. The pick-up option is available at the check out section. Please leave us a note or contact info@chopsueyclub.com for your desired pick up date & time. Our team will contact you to confirm your pick-up.

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  • Refunds and exchanges can be made within 14 days of purchase. Lingerie, books, and SALE items are non-returnable and non-refundable.
  • The customer is responsible for return shipping charges unless the item is defective or incorrect. We are not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen package during shipping. Please contact the carrier if any of the above situation occurs. 
  • Returns or exchanges must include all original tags and accompanying packaging. Incomplete packaging will result in 5% - 10% fee.
  • No restocking fees will be charged.
  • We will issue a full refund within 5 days upon receiving the product.
  • Refunds will be processed in the form in which payment was received.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any returned item that does not meet our return policies.

Recycled Packaging:

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Chop Suey Club is reusing shipping packaging. ☺

As Art Director for Muji since 2002, Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara (born 1958) and his aesthetic of pared-back, beautifully functional objects has taken the world by (quiet) storm. With Kenya Hara: Designing Japan, the designer presents his vision of how his industry can contribute to the future of his country: a future founded on Hara’s unique philosophy of beauty as well as crowd-sourced wisdom from around the world.

The book spans history, from the beginnings of professional Japanese design in the 16th century to the impact of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. But Hara's real focus is on the future. A master collaborator, meticulous organizer and globally conscious innovator, Hara draws on more than three decades of work in design and exhibition curating, as well his professional interactions with creators from many fields.

Designing Japan offers a foundation course on the essence of Japanese aesthetics, while maintaining a practical approach to Japan’s circumstances and future possibilities. Hara reveals the methods by which designers in Japan work with government and industry, and considers how design can propose solutions for this island nation as its population ages, other nations take over manufacturing and technology develops. Illustrations and examples recognize successful problem-solving through design, proving that design is a living, changing industry that remains relevant not in spite of, but as a partner to, advancing technology.

PUBLISHERLARS MÜLLER PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMATHardcover, 5 x 7.25 in. / 208 pgs / 45 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUSPub Date 

DISTRIBUTIOND.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 43   

ISBN: 9783037786116

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all shipping might experience 1-5 days delay. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

 In-store pick up:

We are now offering in-store pick up service everyday from 12 pm - 7 pm at 41 orchard st. The pick-up option is available at the check out section. Please leave us a note or contact info@chopsueyclub.com for your desired pick up date & time. Our team will contact you to confirm your pick-up.

Domestic US Shipping:

  • We provide free domestic US shipping for orders over $50 via USPS Priority (2-5 business days).
  • Express Shipping (1-2 business days) is available at checkout for an additional cost.
  • All orders will be processed within (2) business days upon payment approval. We ship out package Monday - Saturday. Orders placed after 4pm will be processed the next day. 

International Shipping: 

International shipping is available via DHL Express Worldwide (3-6 business days). 

Customs Policy (PLEASE READ):

There are duty and import taxes that are not included in the total at checkout, are owed by the recipient, and are collected at time of delivery. The taxes are calculated by the customs agency of the destination country, and are beyond our control. You can calculate the costs by contacting your local carrier/customs office.

  • If the recipient refuses delivery of their order due to a customs charge, their package will be considered abandoned and disposed of by the shipping carrier and their order will not be eligible for a refund.**
  • The customer is responsible for paying for shipping costs for returning any item(s). Shipping costs are non-refundable.**
  • Once an order ships and is in transit, it is not possible to cancel the order.**

Holiday Shipping Notice:

The cut-off day for USPS Domestic US Christmas shipping is December 20th, it means the order has to be placed before December 20th if you want the gift to arrive before Christmas Day. Christmas Day delivery is only available for USPS Express Shipping at extra cost. For International customers, the cut-off day for Christmas shipping is December 18th, please be advised that the exact day may vary due to custom speed & etc..

Refunds & Exchanges:

  • Refunds and exchanges can be made within 14 days of purchase. Lingerie, books, and SALE items are non-returnable and non-refundable.
  • The customer is responsible for return shipping charges unless the item is defective or incorrect. We are not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen package during shipping. Please contact the carrier if any of the above situation occurs. 
  • Returns or exchanges must include all original tags and accompanying packaging. Incomplete packaging will result in 5% - 10% fee.
  • No restocking fees will be charged.
  • We will issue a full refund within 5 days upon receiving the product.
  • Refunds will be processed in the form in which payment was received.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any returned item that does not meet our return policies.

Recycled Packaging:

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Chop Suey Club is reusing shipping packaging. ☺