curioswitch has been assisting with the branding of Tiger's new product for Europe, MahoNabé, and through this relationship, we were able to produce an art piece to be installed in Tiger's new building.
We would like to introduce you to some of Tiger Vacuum Bottles' unique works that welcome customers at the entrance and executive floor lobby of the new building.
栗林隆「Roots of Tiger」
The first piece is a glass work by Takashi Kuribayashi. It is a chandelier piece made of dozens of huge blown glass strands that resemble tree roots.
The biggest challenge in creating this piece was to make the glass roots according to Mr. Kuribayashi's sketch. Whether to use blown glass or a mold. In the end, Kenji Ito, who runs the glass studio "Sai" in Karuizawa, helped me to create it by blowing glass and finishing it with burner work.
The lampshade inside the chandelier is made from a glass bottle that Tiger Thermos still uses in its products, symbolizing its roots.
Title Roots of Tiger
Artist Name Takashi Kuribayashi
Year of creation 2020
Material blown glass, glass bottle, lighting
Cooperation Kenji Ito (glass blowing)
Place Entrance on the 1st floor
The second work is a painting by Mr. Ryo Shinagawa, with which Konoe collaborated in the form of praise. In creating this work, Mr. Shinagawa got special permission to observe Konoe Tanyu's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" at Nanzenji Temple up close. By incorporating Andy Warhol's silkscreen technique, which depicts endangered tigers, into the tigers in this work, he appeals to the harmony between East and West, the tiger as a living creature, and the rarity of Kano Tanyu's handwriting. The first verse refers to the scenery depicted in the painting, and the second verse expresses the hope that the time spent together will last forever.
Title A tiger and a wild boar *Mukuroji = wild boar
Artist: Painter Shinagawa Ryo, Praise: Konoe Tadahiro
Year of creation 2020
Materials: Painting Japanese paper, mineral pigments, ink, shell white, gold leaf, glue, acrylic, wooden panel
Praise Japanese paper, gold leaf, ink
Place of Exhibition 5F Lobby of the reception desk
It was a great honor for curioswitch, whose vision is to create value that will last for 100 or 1000 years, to be involved in the art production for the completion of the new building of Tiger Vacuum Flask, which will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone at Tiger Vacuum Bottles.
If you have a chance to visit the new building, we hope you will take the time to appreciate the artwork as well.
Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1968, he graduated from Musashino Art University in 1993 and moved to Germany. After graduating from Musashino Art University in 1993, he moved to Germany, where he enrolled in the Department of Fine Arts at the Kassel University of Art and Design. He received his Meisterschuler from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2002 and graduated from the same university in 2003. He has been living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since 2013, and has been a visiting professor at Musashino Art University since 2016.
Main Solo Exhibitions
2018 "We HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE yodabeimarco.", Düsseldorf, Germany
2017 " CAN NOT SEE DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRAY", Ark Galerie Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016 Hermes Window Display, Singapore, Singapore
2015 Deadline Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Terres Hold Cerasal Snario Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
2012 Water >|< Wasser exhibition, Towada Museum of Contemporary Art, Aomori, Japan
Major group exhibitions
2020 DOMANI, Tomorrow 2020, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Art Bali Kuba, Bali, Indonesia
2019 Setouchi International Art Festival 2020, Ibukijima, Kagawa, Japan
2018 LEBENSWEGE, Kasseler Kunstverein Fridericianum Museum Kassel, Germany
2018 "Japonisme 2018: Resonating Souls" "Enfance/Childhood", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2017 Japan-Spirits of nature, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet Sweden
2017 North Alps International Art Festival, Nagano, Japan
2016 RAID 8, GALERIA RAQUEL ARNAUD, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2016 Painting Beyond the Plane: Installation and Japanese Painting Sensibility, Musashino Art University Museum and Library, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Spectrum Exhibition, Spiral Garden Aoyama, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2015 After Fukushima: Japanese Art, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Sapporo International Art Festival, Sapporo, Japan
2014 Ichihara Art Mix Triennial, Chiba, Japan
2013 SEA Triennale, Jakarta, Indonesia
2012 Mediation Biennial, Poznan, Poland
2010 Nature Sense Exhibition, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Singapore Biennale, Singapore
Main Residence Projects
2016 Fidalga Art Space Residence Project, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014-2015 Agency for Cultural Affairs Overseas Study Residency Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013 Cerasal Sunario Art Center, Bandung, Indonesia
2013 Chelsea Art of London London, UK
2009 Art Sonju Center Seoul, South Korea
2008 Creator Residency Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Yoshinobu Ashihara Award
Ryo Shinagawa, painter
Born in Osaka in 1987. He attempts to rethink "Japanese painting," which has been interrupted by the "Nihonga" that has survived under the modern system, and to create a Japanese painting that only the Japanese of today can create by incorporating modern art techniques and modernity into it, while quoting traditional Japanese painting materials such as mineral pigments and foil, and styles such as Yamatoe, Rimpa, and Kanoha. By incorporating modern art techniques and modernity, he attempts to create paintings that only today's Japanese can create.
Main solo exhibitions
2020 Nature's first green is gold, Tsutaya, Ginza, Tokyo
2020 Deep Sea, un petit garage, Tokyo, Japan
2020 GOLD, WHITE AND BLACK, AIR Kamonasu, Kyoto, Japan
2018 Apotic Utopia, Anteroom Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2015 SHINAGAWA RYO solo exhibition, Kyoto Artistic Center, Kyoto, Japan
Main Group Exhibitions
2020 Shikan Suiha - Art in the Centennial Forest, Meiji Jingu Newseum, Tokyo
2020 VOLTA New York, Metroporitan West New York
2019 ART FAIR TOKYO, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2019 ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO, Kyoto Bunka Museum Kyoto, Japan
2019 One Art Taipei, Taipei Northwest Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 November island, winwin art Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2018 Contemporary Talents of Japan, Ronin gallery, New York
2017 Spoon Art Show, KINTEX Exhibition Center, Seoul, Korea
2017 Taiwan Annual, Taiwan Expo Taipei, Taiwan
2016 insecure tied land, frees art space, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 the international art exchange exhibition, HoMA Seoul, Korea
2016 Jitto, anne mosseri-marlio galerie Basel, Switzerland
2015 Director's Encouragement Prize, Kyoto Exhibition, Kyoto City Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan
Tadahiro Konoe, Creative Director
Born in Tokyo in 1970. Although he was born as the eldest son of the Konoe family, whose ancestor was Fujiwara Kamatari, he is trilingual and spent his childhood in Switzerland. After graduating from Musashino Art University, he worked in a wide range of production fields at TV stations and production companies, and was involved in many international projects, such as marketing in Japan for foreign companies and branding for Japanese companies overseas, thanks to his language skills. At the same time, she is also involved in activities to promote and pass on traditional Japanese culture, such as serving as a lecturer for the Imperial Household Agency's Shikibu (ceremonial office) and as a trustee of the Yomei Bunko Foundation.