Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux
for Issey Miyake

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Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

Designer Emmanuelle Moureaux of Tokyo has created an installation from interlocking coloured sticks at three Issey Miyake fashion stores in Tokyo.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

Entitled Sticks, the project was inspired by the game of Mikado or Pick-up Sticks, where players try to remove individual sticks from a scattered pile without disturbing the others.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

The installation was in place until last week.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

Photographs are by Nacasa & Partners.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

Here's some more information from Moureaux:


Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux
Balance out of balance

ISSEY MIYAKE women, men, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE.

411 sticks connecting the three spaces

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

Their colors and shadows float and overlap, creating a new space with a new appearance.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

Like flown away into space and floating there, the sticks spread all around the space. As if time stands still, “a balance out of balance” is created.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

The concept of sticks was inspired by a European children’s game “MIKADO*”, which was often played before. The sticks randomly positioned as inspired by MIKADO create tensions and chance balances, which were designed to become tangible forms.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

It was designed to be structurally balanced in spite of its unbalanced appearance.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

*A competitive game for neat-handedness by using bamboo sticks. You grab a bunch of sticks, let them stand on a desk vertically and open the hand quickly; this is where the game starts.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

The sticks fall apart, the participants take turns to pull a stick quietly without moving the other sticks. 

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

The next person takes turn when the other sticks are moved even if only slightly.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

The same process repeats, and the participants are ranked based on their scores at the end of the game.

Sticks by Emmanuelle Moureaux for Issey Miyake

Title: sticks
Design: Emmanuelle Moureaux
Time: 2010/8/5(thu)~8/25(wed)
Location: ISSEY MIYAKE (women,men) / AOYAMA, TOKYO
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA, TOKYO
Sponsor: moph INC.
Cooperation:ISSEY MIYAKE INC., ONE_78
Support: MAXRAY


See also:

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Stick Chair by Emmanuelle
Moureaux
Sugamo Shinkin Bank by
Emmanuelle Moureaux
24 ISSEY MIYAKE Shop
by Nendo
  • Asif

    Well done Emmanuelle – simple, effective and beautiful.

  • paperform

    very "Tokyo"

  • http://twitter.com/nthngintosmthng @nthngintosmthng

    It is simple and effective. Well done.

    Although many of the sticks are not being well illuminated. With more focussed light this could be even better.

  • kle

    It remembers me of the cover art for Sounds of the Universe by depeche mode.

  • http://www.sleekdesign.fr Elodie

    She really has her own universe (I liked the Stick Chairs & Sibafu table, the Sugamo Bank as well).
    Her work is uncannily close to the artworks of Antoine Perrot, I think http://www.sleekdesign.fr/2010/03/27/when-moureau

  • http://www.zanadesign.es Tomás

    I love it, it is beautiful but I think is not the place to put that. a kid can get blind quite easily. Is not a kid shop but mams and dads go shoping with kids and the colors are quite atractive to them.
    It is so beautiful that I would put it in a museum or in a glass box

  • Vania

    Muito bom e criativo