Experience Modern Architecture in Japan with the Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour

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                                Every year, <a href="https://artandarchitecturetour.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">CA+AT (Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour)</a> brings a select group of creative people on a curated journey to discover the best contemporary art and architecture sites in the world. This sort of “retreat for creative minds” (as they like to call it) is not merely a vacation—it’s an inspiring learning experience through an on-site exploration of what <em>open air museums: </em>places where architecture, art, landscape blend together in a unified project linked to a specific site, stimulating an exchange among tour guests on creative processes, social change, and environmental regeneration.
With this idea in mind, for the past two years CA+AT has been exploring the experimental projects in the Seto Inland Sea in the Kagawa Japanese Prefecture south of Osaka (the next journey is scheduled May 8th-13th). The place is home to both a project called Benesse Art Site Naoshima and an international Art Triennial called Setouchi, with
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Ariake Collection by Legnatec and Hirata Chair

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                                <a href="http://www.ariakecollection.com/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ariake Collection</a> is a series of minimal furniture created by a joint venture between <a href="https://www.legnatec.co.jp/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Legnatec</a> and <a href="http://www.hiratachair.co.jp/en/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hirata Chair</a>, two factories from the furniture-producing town of Morodomi in Saga prefecture, Japan. Ariake means “morning moon” or “daybreak” in Japanese, and symbolizes a new chapter for Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two leading companies in a twon consisting of more than thirty furniture factories.
Consisting of tables, storage, and seating made from white oak, sumi dyed ash, indigo dyed ash, hinoki, and burnt cedar, Ariake Collection is made using a combination of advanced CNC machines and detailed craftsmanship. The new brand brings together designers from different countries with a common respect for Japanese culture and woodworking. The roster currently includes Anderssen & Voll of Norway, Keiji Ashizawa of Japan, Staffan Holm of Sweden, and Gabriel Tan of Singapore. They have designed an extensive 18-piece furniture collection during a one-week workshop in Morodomi.
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