Celebrating 100 years of TOTO Clerkenwel Design Week

23-25 May, TOTO Concept Showroom London

TOTO, pioneer in bathroom technology, celebrates The Art of Everyday.

 

To celebrate TOTO's 100th Birthday, highlighting their complete integration into Japanese life, an exhibition at their London Concept Store opening on 23rd May 2017 titled The Art of Everyday will explore the design ingenuity of objects used daily in Japanese households.

 

Guest curated by leading industrial designer David Tonge founder of The Division, visitors can experience the beauty and simplicity of day to day Japanese life through objects that are personally annotated, representing activities such as bathing, sleeping, cooking & eating and travelling.

 

To complement the exhibition and to deliberate it's theme further, a panel talk chaired by design commentator and author Max Fraser will discuss the ways in which Japanese culture - including historical and present day rituals and philosophies - has influenced British homes and interiors. Alongside DavidTonge, Max will be joined by David Keech of Keechdesign, Takashi Tsurumaki,Technical Design Lead at Heatherwick Studio and Dr Sarah Teasley, Head of Programme for History of Design at the Royal College of Art.

 

TOTO focuses on people and their well-being and develops products that combine modern design and clever technology. TOTO is the original pioneer and creator of the world's first integrated shower toilet, the WASHLET. As a leading exponent of Japanese bathroom technology, expect to uncover everything from the ordinary to the extraordinary in this new exhibition at the TOTO gallery.

 

Running alongside this exhibition is Life Anew, the latest curation of bathroom products from TOTO including the exciting new Floatation Tub, which will be seen for the first time in the UK. It has been ten years in the making - where the research has won them multiple accolades and awards including: the Society Award from the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Essay Award from the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering for the remarkable research findings that went into developing this healthy, stressrelieving bathing experience.

 

Programme of events:

Tuesday 23rd May:
10am-5pm TOTO exhibition: The Art of Everyday
1pm RIBA CPD - Clean Technology In The Bathroom with TOTO
6.30pm Talk discussing Japanese design and it's influence on British culture chaired by author and design commentator Max Fraser including David Keech, founder, Keechdesign; David Tongefounder, The Division; Takashi Tsurumaki, Technical Design Lead,Heatherwick Studio and Dr Sarah Teasley, Head of Programme for History of Design at the Royal College of Art.

 

Wednesday 24th May:
10am-5pm TOTO exhibition: The Art of Everyday
1pm RIBA CPD - Clean Technology In The Bathroom with TOTO

 

Thursday 25th May:
10am-5pm TOTO exhibition: The Art of Everyday
1pm RIBA CPD - Clean Technology In The Bathroom with TOTO

 

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