October 6, 2016 Events Press Release

“Chairs, Baskets + Books” Exhibition by Jasper Morrison will be held from Friday, October 28

Maruni Tokyo will hold an exhibition titled “Chairs, Baskets + Books” curated by Jasper Morrison, one of Maruni Collection’s designers. This exhibition features “Craft, Daily Life, and Quality of Objects”―a common theme that is shared with Maruni―that combines together to create an atmosphere of comfort.
“Seeing it all together, you will notice that it’s all about making things” says Jasper which highlights the main theme of this exhibition.

Chairs, baskets and books are the icons of this exhibition, as they bring together the beauty that lies within practical utility. This exhibition showcases a library space of books including Jasper’s newest title “The Hard Life” and installation of daily objects from Matsunoya by Norihiko Terayama (studio note), along with Maruni’s furniture. “Superloon” from FLOS, the latest lighting designed by Jasper, will also be exhibited.

This is a unique opportunity not only to explore the diversity of certain everyday object types which we tend to take for granted but also to share the idea of Jasper’s daily observations.

In collaboration with: FLOS JAPAN CO., LTD, Matsunoya Co., Ltd.

/// Chairs, Baskets + Books ///
Friday, October 28th – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Opens daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

Maruni Tokyo
3-6-13 Higashinihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0004 JAPAN

Jasper Morrison Signed Books Available in Limited Quantities
During the exhibition, signed copies of following Jasper Morrison’s books will be available for purchase for a limited number at a special price:
-Super Normal
-The Good Life
-A World Without Words
-A Book of Things

The new title “The Hard Life” will also be available for pre-order.

Installation of Aramono from Matsunoya by Norihiko Terayama
(studio note)

There is an installation art by Norihiko Terayama (studio note) using Aramono from Matsunoya, a wholesaler of daily tools in Japan. Aramono are miscellaneous daily items such as brooms, dustpans, and sieves – the simple daily tools seen in most Japanese homes in old days. Please enjoy finding the beauty and quality of carefully produced daily objects. Selected Items from Matsunoya products may be purchased at Maruni Tokyo during exhibition.

Exhibition of FLOS Superloon
Superloon, the latest floor lamp by FLOS is exhibited. It has attracted attention at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016, for its dynamic size and its appearance as a flat composite disc of translucent white material of light with edge lighting technology.

The product includes the Dim-to-Warm function, and like the moon, rotates 360 degrees around its own axis. Light intensity and colour temperature (2200K-2800K) are also adjustable.

Superloon is EDIDA award winner 2016 in the lighting category.