Friday, December 13, 2013

Color my world

Color Therapy?? Sign me in! Renowned for her eclectic use of color, French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux launched the first of her 100 Colors series in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in Tokyo as part of the 2013 Shinjuku Creators Festa.

Taking inspiration from the multiple layers and hues in the city of Tokyo, Moureaux developed her design concept ‘Shikiri’, which means dividing and creating spaces using colors. 840 papers – selected from the Japanese paper manufacturer Takeo – are hung from the ceiling creating a volume of suspended tints and shades. Beanbags placed beneath the installation invite visitors to immerse themselves in the space.

On the rear wall 100 round circles highlight all the colors in the installation. Visitors place a sticker next to their favorite to illustrate trends.

Emmanuelle who resides in Tokyo since 1996, uses color and three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, and not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Her signature style can be found in Architecture, Interior, Furniture and product design. Below are some of my favorite designs by her.

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Photos Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners cities around the world.