Tokyo based collective, Drawing and Manual have created an ingenious low-tech window display for Issey Miyake. The installation is formed by individually cut cards displaying an array of Issey Miyake designs, constantly rotated to form a different composite image. The installation can be seen at the fashion house’s flagship store in Ginza.
Art Director:Tetsuro Tsuji, Yusuke Kobayashi
Technical Director/Programmer :Tetsuro Tsuji
Designer:Tomoya Kamiko, Takaharu Shimizu
Constructed out of 42 perspex made split-flaps, each column is controlled by a single Arduino, in total 7 of them construct images in tandem or individually by controlling servos in each. Images vary from Issey Miyake designs to clothes folds, constantly changing and reconstructing images. Casings are made using Roland iModela milling machine and images printed and paper cut by hand. Since it’s all made for Issey Miyake, as expected, craftsmanship is at it’s best.
Drawing and Manual” are interested in the shifting the understanding of design, which has been closely associated with computer work, to realign it with handwork. Once we took on this mission, our hands, feet, and mind began moving. We began using pencils and scissors, standing and moving, walking in the city, and observing and talking to people. We then realized that arts and crafts are the basis for dynamic design