【Work】Art produce

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.


Takashi Kuribayashi

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.