Swiss art and design schools such as l’Ecole Cantonale des Arts de Lausanne (ECAL), Zurich University of the Arts (ZhDK), Lucerne University for Applied Science and Arts and the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD) were highlighted at Re-Importation 02, a design exhibition organized by young Japanese designers who recently graduated from ECAL and other foreign art and design schools.
The designers also had the excellent initiative to feature interviews of Japanese students enrolled in the Swiss schools and other foreign universities. Mr. Kodai Iwamoto, one of the organizer and an ECAL alumnus himself, explained that the interviews would give prospective students a better insight of the courses and the everyday life abroad.
The opening party took place in the evening of October 16th, and attracted numerous visitors despite the rainy weather. The very international audience engaged in lively discussions about art and design, while sharing their experiences abroad. A lot of guests showed interest towards the Swiss universities.
From October 16th to October 22nd, visitors had the chance to get a closer look at the different projects of the eight Japanese artists, showcased in a gallery in central Tokyo.
Everyday chairs, designed lamps objects and other art pieces were among the innovative and delicate works displayed to the public.
The Science & Technology Office Tokyo would like to thank l’Ecole Cantonale des Arts de Lausanne (ECAL), Zurich University of the Arts (ZhDK), Lucerne University for Applied Science and Arts for their great support in providing materials for the event and reaching out to Japanese students.