Takashi Murakami at Design Miami

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Design Miami 08: art production company Kaikai Kiki is exhibiting a collection objects designed by its founder, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, at Design Miami this week.

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Products on show include large "flowerball" cushions, wallpaper, a sofa and jewellery, all based on motifs from Murakami's artwork.

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Image captions provided by Kaikai Kiki:

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Top image: Flower Ball Gigantic Stuffed Animal (prototype), 2008
Polyester, Cotton
2.5m diameter (depicted prototype .6m diameter)
©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
All Rights Reserved.

Second image: Installation View of Kaikai Kiki Satellite Exhibition at Design Miami 2008
Front: Flowerball Cushion
Back: Flower Sofa and Flower Ottoman, 2008
Photo by GION
Artwork © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
All Rights Reserved.

Above: Installation View of Kaikai Kiki Satellite Exhibition at Design Miami 2008
Gigantic Flowerball, 2008
Photo by GION
Artwork © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
All Rights Reserved.

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Above: Installation View of Kaikai Kiki Satellite Exhibition at Design Miami 2008
Dokuro Knuckle Ring, 2008
Photo by GION
Artwork © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
All Rights Reserved.

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Above: Kinoko Charm, 2008
Sterling Silver
©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Above: Dokuro Ring, 2008
Sterling Silver
©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Above: Flower Triplet Charm, 2008
Sterling Silver
©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Abovve: Takashi Murakami at Kaikai Kiki Satellite Exhibition, Design Miami 2008
Photo by GION
Artwork © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
All Rights Reserved.

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Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2008 at 1:06 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • mikaël

    He gets to apply his iconic happy flower on many fun and surprising ways, but I still feel has has a hard time renewing himself… kind of more of the same, year after year.

  • Mowgli

    cute…

  • Barry

    He was dressed in a large flower ball costume at Emanuel Perrotin Tuesday night. While at first it was kind of cool to see him in person, and funny that a man that successful was dressed like that; it was sad when you thought about it.

    The whole commodity and high/low culture thing reached its breaking point for me then. Art Basel takes all of the fun out of art and makes you wish there was more talent out there and less bullshit salesmen. Never has a large group of self important people ever gathered at once. Not even the Oscars are this bad.

    And is the Hitler mustache back in in Europe? I’ve counted three so far, and it is a disturbing trend.

  • http://www.danielbrowns.com Daniel Brown

    Mikael – i don’t mean to offend but you speak as though it is a negative thing… ? … is it really? The media seems to insist we judge people by their ability to reinvent things, but you know, maybe some things are OK, don’t need messing with. Its not mass market, its not like 10 billion hello-kitty, I like it!

  • Sola

    F..flower katamari…

    I have an irresistible urge to roll it right over him and see if he sticks.