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Fragrance with Lotus Flowers
by Nakamura Kazunobu Design-Works

Fragrance with Lotus Flowers by Nakamura Kazunobu Design-Works
Masaki Komatsu

Nakamura Kazunobu Design-Works has created an installation art space for Japanese dance.


A key tenet of Japanese spatial design is not to design the form itself, but to design the effect brought about by the manipulation of the form.

For this space, inspiration was drawn from the fragranced fog around the sacred lotus flower, usually shrouded in a light early morning mist when in bloom. In Japan, fog represents profundity and has a sacred atmosphere as a mist formed by delicate light and water particles that catch the light.

The design similarly has lines pouring down from the sky gathered in countless numbers, appearing as a huge mist-like entity covering the space. The dancers are enveloped in a rising fog that gently catches the light, changing it appearance all the while enveloping the dancer in light.


This project has been longlisted in the installation design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Nakamura Kazunobu Design-Works

Project: Fragrance with Lotus Flowers

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