TAKEO’s 48th paper show, takeo paper show 2018, presents the company’s vision for new fine paper through the theme of “precision.”
Fine paper, with its implication of elegance, refinement, and superb quality, is a material that possesses “precision”—accuracy and meticulousness—as well as appealing to the senses.
This exhibition takes a fresh look at paper from the ground up, both from within the framework of fine paper, and from the perspective of opening up the future of paper through the evolution into fine materials of a diversity of paper.
TAKEO asked creatives working activity in Japan and around the world in fields such as art, product design, graphic design, and textile design to supervise the creation of new fine papers from the standpoint of “precision.” The papers they produced are exhibited together with their works.
The charm and appeal of TAKEO fine paper can be viewed on the grand esplanade staircase (Spiral mezzanine 2F) connecting the ground floor entrance and Spiral Hall on the third floor. TAKEO’s best known papers are presented together with recently launched papers, all selected from the company’s range of some 300 brands of fine paper.
takeo paper show 2018 “precision”
June 1st, 2018 (fri.) — 3rd (sun.)
June 1st & 2nd 11:00 — 20:00 / June 3rd 11:00 — 17:00
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Spiral Hall (3F, Spiral)
5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
In front of Exit B1 of Omotesando Station (Ginza Line / Hanzomon Line / Chiyoda Line)
Directly in front of Exit B1/1-minute walk from Exit B3 (elevators / escalators available)
Parking space is limited. Using public transportation is recommended.
Online registration required in advance.
TAKEO Co., Ltd.
Daio Paper Products Inc.
Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd.
Oji F-Tex Co., Ltd.
TOKUSHU TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
Aoyama Shin, Awagami Factory, BIHAKU WATANABE CO., LTD., CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., CINQ ART CO., LTD., Comnet Co., Ltd., Creative Co., Ltd., CURETEX CORPORATION, Daio Paper Products Inc., DYNIC CORPORATION ,Fontaine Limited, Frameman Co., LTD., Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture, Hokuetsu Kishu Parette Co., Ltd., HUMORABO,ISHIZAKI & CO., LTD., Kera Futa, Kuriharashizai Co., Ltd., MISUZUDO BINDERY, MUSASHI CO., LTD., NAGOYA MOULD CO., LTD., Nissha Printing Communications, Inc., nomena, NOZOMI PAPER Factory, Oji Container Co.,Ltd., Oji F-Tex Co.,Ltd., Oji Industrial Materials Management Co., Ltd., Okayasu Izumi, Remi Yukio Bouvier(eggheads), ROKKA CO., LTD., Sato Fumitaka, Sanko Shiki Kogyosho Co., Ltd., Shin Nippon Feather Core Co., Ltd., Shiraishi Kakuya, Sign Artec Co., Ltd., SHOEI INC., Spiral / Wacoal Art Center, STORY Co., Ltd., Tama Art University × The University of Tokyo ARTSAT Project, TESLAM CO., LTD., TOHOKU SHIGYOSHA CO., LTD., TOKUSHU TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
Direct inquiries to TAKEO Co., Ltd. Overseas Division
Creators / Materials
Ando Yoko textile designer / coordinator
Shifu paper textile
Kasai Kaoru art director
Tanaka Yoshihisa graphic designer / artist
DRILL DESIGN design studio
Nagahara Yasuhito graphic designer
Paper as information
Hara Kenya designer
Harada Yuma designer
Fujishiro Shigeki product designer
Misawa Haruka designer
High performance paper
Yamanaka Yu (BLUE DOCUMENTARY)
Yamanaka Shintarou (Qsyum!)
Nakamura Mizue (HeHe)
Design for “fine papers”
Codama Aya (BULLET Inc.)
TAKEO Co., Ltd.
TAKEO Co., Ltd. is a specialized paper trading company. Since its foundation in 1899, it has contributed to the expansion of the market for paper by developing and making available a range of fine paper—high grade special printing paper that incorporates elements such as color, texture, pattern, and a refined sense of materials. Working in collaboration with paper manufacturers around the world and adopting state of the art technology, TAKEO produces paper that stimulates the creativity of top designers. With its focus on paper, design and technology, TAKEO continues to extend the potential of paper, contributing to the development and future of our society. The takeo paper show is Japan’s only paper industry show. Launched in 1965, it is being held for the 48th time in 2018.
Tanaka Yoshihisa(graphic designer / artist)
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1980. Graduated from the Department of Scenography, Display and Fashion Design at Musashino Art University. Went independent in 2008. Tanaka produces design work with a critical element, based on the principal of creating persistent cultural value. Major projects include designing the visual identity for Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and other cultural facilities, joint management of the bookshop, POST, and publisher, CASE, and art direction for The Tokyo Art Book Fair and Daikanyama Photo Fair. He regularly undertakes design and book design for collections of artists’ works. He is active in the artist unit Nerhol together with sculptor Iida Ryuta . Major solo exhibitions include ‟Index” at Foam Museum in the Netherlands, ‟Promenade” at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and ‟Interview, Portrait, House and Room” at Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea.
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1972. Received a master’s degree from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, and joined Ito Toyo & Associates, Architects in 2000. He established Nakayama Hideyuki Architecture in 2007, and has served as associate professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts since 2014. Major works include 2004, O House, Y Building, stone island's stone, and Curves and Chords. Major awards include the SD Review 2004 Kajima Prize, the 23rd Yoshioka Prize, the first Rokka no Mori Tea House Competition, D&AD Award, the Red Dot Design Award (Best of the Best), and Laureate for his proposal for the Frans Masereel Centrum Printmaking Studio project. Major publications include Nakayama Hideyuki / Sketching, edited by the Research Institute of Arts and Design Pedagogy, Kobe Design University (Shinjuku Shobo) and 1/1000000000 (LIXIL Publishing).
Ando Yoko(textile designer / coordinator)
Born in Tokyo Prefecture in 1968. After working for NUNO Corporation, she went independent and established Yoko Ando Design in 2011. Ando has provided textiles for public facilities and private residences designed by a wide range of architects. Recent work includes textile design for the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan designed by Ito Toyo.
Kasai Kaoru(art director)
Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture in 1949. Kasai went to work for SUN-AD Company Limited in 1973. His creative activities span a broad spectrum, including corporate advertising for the Suntory Oolong Tea series and United Arrows, art direction of package design and store planning for Toraya Confectionery, as well as corporate identity and signage planning, book design, and cinema and theater advertising art. His many publications include KASAI Kaoru 1968 (Art Design Publishing).
DRILL DESIGN(design studio)
DRILL DESIGN is a design studio run by Hayashi Yusuke and Yasunishi Yoko that provides product design for domestic and international manufacturers. The studio also works in art direction and participates in projects from the stage of developing materials, applications, and technologies, broadening the potential scope for new designs. Awards include the Red Dot Design Award, the Good Design Special Award, and the Wallpaper* Design Award.
Nagahara Yasuhito(graphic designer)
Professor at the Department of Information Design, Tama Art University. He successively held the posts of art director of Japanese governmental pavilions, which were “Cyber Nippon-kan” at Aichi International World Exposition and the Japan pavilion at the Zaragoza International World Exposition. Nagahara’s design work crosses media types, including electronic media and exhibition projects. His numerous publications include The Stream of Information Graphics (Seibundo Shinkosha), Design Scenery (BNN), and Designing with Computers (MdN). Japanese translations he has supervised include ISOTYPE by Otto Neurath (BNN) and Interaction of Color by Josef Albers (BNN).
Born in 1958. Regarding design as universal wisdom accumulated by society, Hara has produced a large variety of design proposals and projects focusing on communication. He is the president of Nippon Design Center and professor at Musashino Art University. His wide-ranging projects include art direction for MUJI, visual identity for Tsutaya Book Store and GINZA SIX, and acting as chief creative director for JAPAN HOUSE. His activities have won him numerous design awards in Japan and abroad. Major publications include Designing Design (Lars Müller Publishers. Japanese edition, pub. Iwanami Shoten, won the Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities), Nippon no Design (Iwanami Shinsho), and White and 100 Whites (Chuokoron-Shinsha).
Born in Osaka in 1979. Art director and head of UMA/design farm. Working in Osaka and focusing on projects related to culture, welfare, and local communities, Harada aims to visualize ideals and create new experiences through graphic design, space design, exhibitions, and product development. He practices design through repeated discussion and experimentation, with an emphasis on thinking and creating in a group. He serves as a judge for the Good Design Award and as guest professor at the Department of Spatial Design at Kyoto University of Art and Design. His dog is called Wakame.
Fujishiro Shigeki(product designer)
Born in Tokyo. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design School. Fujishiro worked for IDÉE from 1998 designing standard products and custom furniture until 2005, when he began working as an independent designer with his own studio, shigeki fujishiro design. Major clients include Hermès petit h, Adidas, HAY, 2016 / Arita, dosa, NIKON, CAMPER, and Hermès Japan.
Born in Gunma Prefecture in 1982. Graduated from the Interior Design Course of Musashino Art University in 2005. After working for nendo design studio, she moved to Nippon Design Center in 2009, where she joined the Hara Design Institute before establishing the Misawa Design Institute in July 2014. Major works include the visual identity and entrance sign for KITTE Marunouchi, the Paper Flower and Paper Vehicles of Flight exhibits for the 2014 TAKEO PAPER SHOW “SUBTLE,” and promotional materials for the “UENO PLANET” program at Ueno Zoo.
Online registration in advance is required to attend takeo paper show 2018 "precision."
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Apply for your ticket at the following webpage.
How to register and gain admission to the show
- Apply for your free ticket by entering the required information at the following PassMarket webpage. - After entering the necessary information, you will be asked to enter the email address you wish your ticket to be sent to. On the day of the event, to gain admission, show the ticket (QR code) that we emailed you, using either your mobile phone/other device or a printout.
- Each QR code allows admission for one person. Each person must register individually. - The QR code is valid for one-time admission only.
Direct inquiries to TAKEO Co., Ltd. Overseas Division
June 4th, 2018.
The closing of the takeo paper show 2018 “precision” in Tokyo
The takeo paper show 2018 “precision” in Tokyo has just been closed on Sunday June 3rd, 2018.
We finally had 11,000 visitors for the exhibition through the period.
Thank you very much to all who visited the show.
The takeo paper show “precision” is touring Osaka from October 5th,2018 and we are also preparing the special book that summarizes the contents of the exhibition.
We hope you will be looking forward to both.
June 1st, 2018.
takeo paper show 2018 "precision" is now OPEN
Takeo paper show 2018 "precision" is held for 3 days, from today June 1st. to 3rd. at the SPIRAL Hall in Aoyama.
We are looking foward to seeing you.
- Please note that advanced online registration is necesary to enter this exhibition.
You can register anytime from your smartphone or other devices, but the venue will be crowded during the dates, so we recommend everyone to get the admission QR code in advance.
May 7th, 2018.
takeo paper show 2018 “precision” in Osaka.
takeo paper show 2018 “precision” will be touring Osaka.
The dates and venue are as follows:
Dates: October 5th,2018 (fri.) — 7th (sun.)
Venue: Event Lab., Knowledge Capital, North Building, Grand Front Osaka
May 7th, 2018.
Advance Registration starts.
Advance registration online is required to attend takeo paper show 2018 "precision."
See the Advance Registration for details.