This year, we use our Dragontrail™ and other thin, chemically strengthened glass for our unique glass installation titled Amorphous, showcasing a “light, flexible and expressive” glass world that will dramatically change the conventional image of glass.
We, AGC Asahi Glass, participate for the second time in Milan Design Week, one of the world’s largest design festivals held in Italy every April. This year, we use our Dragontrail™ and other thin, chemically strengthened glass for our unique glass installation titled Amorphous, showcasing a “light, flexible and expressive” glass world that will dramatically change the conventional image of glass.
AGC’s Dragontrail™ and other thin, chemically strengthened glass have been used mainly for the cover glass of smartphones, tablet PCs and other electric devices. The chemical strengthening treatment applied during the production process makes the glass more resistant to scratching and breakage than ordinary glass. Taking advantage of this feature, we are expanding the range of applications for this type of glass. Using such thin and strong glass at Milan Design Week, our “light, flexible and expressive” glass installation will definitely change the conventional image of glass.
AGC is a world leader in architectural glass, automotive glass and display glass. At Milan Design Week, we hope that our glass installation using Dragontrail™ will stimulate the imagination and inspiration of designers in the fields of architecture, interior design, product design and spatial presentation.
NOSIGNER (CEO: Eisuke Tachikawa)
NOSIGNER is a design firm that identifies challenges in society and brings innovative solutions in return. Just as our name “NOSIGNER” stands for ‘professionals who design intangible things’, we work beyond conventional disciplines for a more holistic design. Through our works, we aim to create social innovation in various fields, including local industries, technology, education, sustainability, cultural exchange and open source design.
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1972. After graduating from the College of Bioresource Sciences at Nihon University in 1994, Izumi worked for the Institute of Agricultural Machinery and a lighting fixture manufacturer, and established the Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design Office in 2005.
Izumi undertakes both local and overseas lighting-related design work including lighting plans for architectural and commercial spaces, and lighting fixture design and installation.
Work to date has included lighting plans for Jun Aoki’s “White Church”, Toyo Ito’s “Generative Order- Toyo Ito exhibition”, Kengo Kuma’s “Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center” and Riken Yamamoto’s “Namics Techno Core” . In addition to these Izumi has also undertaken numerous installations at exhibitions such as the Milan Design Week.
Izumi has received numerous awards including the 20th AACA Award (Japan Association of Artists Craftsmen and Architects’ Prize for Excellence) for “La Sala at the Atema Highland Resort BELNATIO/ Kashima Construction” (2010), the Milano Design Award (2012 Grand Prix) for “Panasonic Photosynthesis/ akihisa hirata architecture office” (2012).