To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the friendship between France and Japan, an exhibition showcasing Japanese industrial design was held at the Decorative Arts Museum in the Louvre Palace in Paris. At the center of the exhibition was a symbolic tree sculpture that sparkled with golden mud color, while behind it was an installation of flowers in the ikenobo-style of ikebana.
I decided against dramatic lighting using event-purpose multicolored floodlights, and purposely used many small spotlights that beautifully brought out the golden color and produced lighting that spread to the outer walls to cast multiple layers of shadows. This increased the objects’ power of presence to express how Japanese culture places importance on the shadows.
Project Team : Nomura Kogei
Dates : 2008
Surface : 400 m2