tokyo: mood swings

© diesel japan / photography: kotaro tsujimoto

follwowing his graduation from the design department of kanazawa college of art and a stint at fabrica in italy, japanese designer takuya matsuda [1978] returned to japan and eventually established his own design practice. from his current base in tokyo, matsuda continues to work with a client base both overseas and in the homeland. matsuda currently has a major showcase at the diesel shibuya concept store in the japanese capital. the showcase is entitled mood swings, and presents a lengthy installation, conceptualised by matsuda and featuring items from diesel's home collection. the japanese designer juxtaposes opposites such as gentle/rough and strong/frail, translating these in a set-up with a variety of subtle contrasts. pieces from the diesel living collection, ranging from furniture, lighting and tableware, are paired with ceramic tile flooring, plaster walls and wooden shelving to evoke a sense of transition [on through feb 11]. location: diesel shibuya, 1-23-16 shibuya [shibuya].

© diesel japan / photography: kotaro tsujimoto