L’installazione colorata by Emmanuelle Moureaux
French architect and designer but living and working in Tokyo, Emmanuelle Moureaux, revealed an installation named “bunshi”, for WOOD FURNITURE JAPAN AWARD 2016 Exhibition held in Paris in Jenuary and now in Tokyo.
Emmanuelle Moureaux, has designed the space for both venues based on a concept of “bunshi” (meaning “ramification” in Japanese), which means to divide or spread out into branches. The exhibition is held at SPIRAL, a nexus of cultural life in Omotesando, Tokyo. The collections of colorful small branches diverge and multiply, filled up the volume of an empty hall. Each module is a metaphoric expression of the phenomenon of ramification, which symbolizes the encounters between designers and artisans. The installation consists of 20,000 pieces of small branches (bunshi) in 100 shades of colors, appear randomly placed, but in fact perfectly aligned in three dimensional grids.
A portion of volume is removed, creating a tunnel-like path, where selected wood furniture is placed along the edge of the curved path. The color of atmosphere gradually changes as one walk through the tunnel.
Tokyo Venue: SPIRAL hall, Tokyo.