Kenya Hara - Exploring Emptiness
The Godrej India Culture Lab proudly hosted the iconic Japanese designer Kenya Hara (of Muji fame) during his visit to Mumbai in February 2012 and organized a lecture by him called 'Exploring Emptiness' at the Taj Land's End Hotel, in association with the Taj group of hotels, Tokyo Fashion Week in India, METI and Infinity. This video is a recording of this lecture.
Kenya Hara has emphasized the design of both objects and experiences in his outstanding body of work. Much of Hara's work including the programs for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games is deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Several books authored by Hara, including 'Designing Design' and 'White', have been translated into a number of languages. Among the many roles that Hara performs, are Creative Director of Muji, Professor at Musashino Art University and serving as President of the Japan Design Committee as well as the Nippon Design Center.