Print motif of Philip johnson

Replace the space of light with a plane

The "Sculpture Gallery (1970)", which is the motif of the 2020AW collection, is built in a vast natural environment with a site area of 190,000m2 in New Kanaan near Manhattan.
The site is dotted with 10 buildings, including Philip Johnson's masterpiece, The Glass House (1949).
The Sculpture Gallery is a gallery that houses and exhibits art works owned by Philip Johnson, who was also an art collector.


This architecture consists of three main elements. White steel pipes that support the glass roof, louvered ceilings with low-temperature lamps, three sharply curved alcoves, and spirally laid brick stairs.
Natural light enters from various angles from the first louver ceiling, and a black parallel image appears inside it, like a zebra pattern.
The second three sharpened alcoves are designed so that each sculpture can be viewed independently.
Philip Johnson talks about the garden space of the Museum of Modern Art, which he once designed.
"The strength of Rodin's Balzac statue overwhelms other sculptures. I don't like the space where duplicate sculptures are exhibited."
Philip Johnson has overcome that problem with this alcove space.
The third spiral staircase space is designed based on Odessa's staircase scene that appears in Eisenstein's movie "Battleship Potemkin". Philip Johnson imagined at least 40 people moving and wobbling there, as opposed to stationary sculptural works.
Possibly, I imagined the lively imagination that was imagined there by superimposing it in a space where black parallel images were constantly changing.


Inspired by the architect Philip Johnson, the 2020AW collection attempted to anchor the space of light, the symbol of this sculpture gallery, on a flat surface.
All of the visible walls and floors, ceilings and stairs, as well as moving images and invisible light, were all dropped into a plane using dyes and lame threads.
If you can feel the texture of the three-dimensional, dynamic space in this plane.


In addition to the creation of the 2020AW collection, this design has another reason. Philip Johnson is an architect and curator of art. At that time, MOMA introduced Europe's modernism to the United States, leaving various footsteps connecting art and architecture. We sympathize with Philip Johnson's activities that transcend genres, and we thought about what we could do because Harikae crosses fashion and architecture. It's a trivial effort, but it's a medium different from architectural photography, books, videos, etc., to record and archive the space of this feat in Harikae's way.
I hope that one architecture that has transformed into clothes will continue to exist as a new use that connects the past with the present or the future.