From 17/04/2012 until 22/04/2012
OPTIONS! presents ‘Flat Table for OPTIONS! by Jo Nagasaka during Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan at hotspot Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello 14, from 17 – 22 April 2012, Open daily 9am-8pm
FLAT TABLE FOR OPTIONS! BY JO NAGASAKA
Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka developed a series of Flat Tables in collaboration with Contemporary Department Store OPTIONS!
JO NAGASAKA AND HIS ‘FLAT TABLES’
Flat Tables from Jo Nagasaka are sculptural. Reminiscent of strange shining volumes in space they connect us with the history of the table. For OPTIONS!, a new contemporary department store in Amsterdam, he produced a series of outstanding tables with OPTIONS! and local Dutch craftsman. The centrepiece of the store being the biggest Flat Table, which is a combination of six antique tables topped off with a thick coloured layer. Among Nagasaka’s works are Sayama Flat, 63.02, Flat Table, HAPPA HOTEL, PACO, Aesop Aoyama and LLOVE HOTEL in Tokyo.
The relationship between Jo Nagasaka and OPTIONS! director Florianne Eshuis harks back to the launch of the temporary LLOVE Hotel in Tokyo. LLOVE Hotel was conceptualised by Suzanne Oxenaar, Artistic Director of the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy and Hotel The Exchange in Amsterdam. The hotel was realised in 2010 by Nagasaka as Architect Director.
OPTIONS! opened in December 2011. It is a 230m2 contemporary department store in the centre of Amsterdam. Eshuis sourced an extensive range of Dutch and international items, fabric and products developed uniquely for the shop and neighbouring partner hotel The Exchange (a collaboration with the Amsterdam Fashion Institute).