I don’t create things on my own based on my personal feelings

2011
0111

My aim is to design a communication conduit where one can sense and experience the client’s philosophy through the overall space. I don’t know if you can call it a philosophy, but I am a designer and not an artist so my role is about creating spaces that are an extension and an enhancement of what the client wishes to convey.

It is a very simple process. Once Nigo [founder of A Bathing Ape] finds a location, we meet almost immediately. He advises me of the overall direction and we usually present him with an idea along with a scale model within several weeks. We usually do not meet again until the handover or sometimes until the opening reception. Since we’ve worked together for many years, we will meet as little as once or as much as three times per project before its completion. It’s a very intuitive experience.

I am definitely a designer and not an artist. I don’t create things on my own based on my personal feelings. I design based on a proposal or request.

Masamichi Katayama

(Wonderwall and some old KAWS news)

con.temporary furniture

2010
1207


T-723-X1 & T-723-X3: Plain desk like a plain sheet: con.temporary furniture

pre-Christmas Gifts 010 #6

(Colin Schaelli)

Silicone Key Keychain

2010
0723


Harry Allen – Silicone Key Keychain

(Harry Allen)

5 Key Keychain

2010
0723


Harry Allen – 5 Key Keychain

(Harry Allen)

Skullrilla Ashtray

2010
0722


David Weeks – Skullrilla Ashtray

(David Weeks, Gorilla Ashtray, Robotrilla Ashtray)

Appartement 50

2010
0715


Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec x Appartement 50 installation
Cité Radieuse, Unité d’habitation Le Corbusier

(Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Appartement 50)

Haroshi

2010
0708

[…] Happy End zur märchenhaften Geschichte eines Skateboardvernarrten Goldschmieds, der auszog, um über Nacht zum gefeierten Star der Kunstzsene zu werden.

Fabian – Behind Haroshis Sk8-Sculptures

Haroshi Artworks

Vom Blitz getroffen

2010
0622


Fulguro – Vom Blitz getroffen

(Fulguro, Atelier Pfister)

PlayShapes

2010
0418


PlayShapes: a modular set of 74 geometric wooden shapes which can be endlessly arranged or stacked to produce hundreds of 3D creations.

(millergoodman)

travel wallet

2010
0403


Postalco for Opening Ceremony: travel wallet

(Postalco, Opening Cermony)

Nido

2010
0314


Making of «Nido» by Eva Marguerre

KAWS x Masamichi Katayama

2009
0818

I’m working on a studio space in Brooklyn with Masamichi Katayama [of Japanese architecture firm Wonderwall]. More on that to come.

Brian Donnelly a.k.a. KAWS

the mobile of melancholy

2007
0416

Emma Hughes – the mobile of melancholy

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