Research! Design with Fascinating Processes
Friday, 1 July ― Sunday, 28 August 2022

We are surrounded by many objects in our daily life.

As we browse the tables where they are displayed and sold, we choose things from the perspective of the user to bring them into our lives; we select things we like, things that are beautiful or useful.

However, what if each object started to tell us about the research and thought process behind it?

What would we notice and how would our lives change?

Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE), in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is a design education institution known for its unique program that nurtures contemporary concepts and ways of thinking that overturn the traditional notion of “design”. DAE is attracting attention by producing creators who are bringing significant changes to the manufacturing process. So, what is this new “design” about?

This exhibition visualises new design horizons through the works of three groups of DAE graduates, young artists who are now attracting international attention: Christien Meindertsma, known as a pioneering artist who gives form to her research, Simón Ballen Botero, and Satomi Minoshima + Pauline Agustoni. What they have in common is a unique method: thorough research, asking fundamental questions about why we should create even more new objects in the present, and including the very process of developing projects as a part of their works. The works of these three artists, which fascinate us through their research and processes, may have the power to turn our curiosity towards things behind the “objects”, and transform the landscape, sensitivity and aesthetic awareness of everyday objects that we have through the eyes of simple ‘users’ until now.



Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE)

Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is one of the world’s leading design schools, recognised internationally for its forward-thinking and renowned professors and alumni. For over 70 years it has trained aspiring designers to make their mark on the future by thinking freely and openly about what design can achieve, consistently exploring design as an instrument of material, social, environmental and critical innovation. Today it is home to a community of many nationalities and cultures, offering an environment where personal perspectives on the world can be translated into meaningful and daring propositions. They are guided in this by a team of professional designers, architects, researchers, writers and curators, all active within the academy as well as in the professional field.



Friday, 1 July – Sunday, 28 August 2022

Opening Times:

11:00 – 21:00

*Opening hours may change. Please check the latest information on the official ATELIER MUJI GINZA website.


MUJI GINZA 6F ATELIER MUJI GINZA Gallery 1 & 2,Admission free


Organiser:Ryohin Keikaku Co.,ltd / Support:Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, Design Academy Eindhoven, KANAIKOUGEI / Endorsement:Embassy of the Republic of Colombia / Illustration:Satomi Minoshima / Graphic design:SARAVAH design Co., Ltd. / Space design:Ryohei Yoshiyuki / Site construction:HIGURE 17-15 cas / Curation:Kaoru Tashiro