Ryuji Nakamura and Associates


This is the space for the exhibition that exhibits visual communication design of Switzerland. During work, when thinking about the arrangement and composition of drawings and photographs, I sometimes put them on the floor side by side and see them. This is because a background wider than a desk or wall can be secured, and it is possible to view from a distance, and at the same time, it is possible to easily rearrange and think about the orientation and order. I don't know how many people are doing this now, but looking at the Swiss designers' work and their workplaces, which Arata Maruyama, the exhibition organizer, actually visited and interviewed, it seemed to me that they must still be doing so, as if they were facing the objects and the real space. Rather than exhibiting the work, I hoped the space would convey that feeling. In addition, all three venues were multipurpose spaces, with relatively few pure walls, and the floor was physically more suitable for use, so I naturally moved to thinking about using the floor. In order to create a spatial connection between the differently sized and shaped venues that are far from each other, I used concrete blocks, which are commonplace and of a constant shape and size, as the material for the space. Exhibits and blocks are placed on the floor, and people walk on the blocks to see the exhibits. One can feel the exhibits in the same way as when the designers were examining them. In addition, the arrangement of blocks, which is different for each venue, slightly deviates from the original usability of the space, so it makes us feel that there is a double space (feeling of misaligned rather than nested). The exhibits are in between two space, and makes you feel as if they are keeping a distance from both.

Title  Space for exhibition FormSWISS at Tokyo
Completion  22 October 2020
Use  Exhibition Space
Site  BOOK AND SONS 1・2F 2-13-3 Takaban Meguro-ku Tokyo Japan
         THINK OF THINGS 2F 6-62-1 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan
         FormGALLERY 1-10-7-103 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan
Exhibition name  Exhibition Form #1: FormSWISS at Tokyo
Exhibition period  22 October - 3 November 2020
Area  BOOK AND SONS 1F/23.66m2 2F/35.30m2, THINK OF THINGS 61.36m2, FormGALLERY 24.98m2
Material  Concrete block (390x190x100mm) x759
Organization  &Form
Cooperation  Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, Doors to Switzerland Japan 2020, Sakae Stünzi Foundation, Zürich Tourism
Curation  &Form
Space design  Ryuji Nakamura and Associates
Construction  SOUEI, Volunteers
Photography  Ryuji Nakamura



名称 Form #1:FormSWISS 東京展 会場構成
完成 2020年10月22日
用途 展示空間
場所 THINK OF THINGS 東京都渋谷区千駄ケ谷3-62-1
   BOOK AND SONS 東京都目黒区鷹番2-13-3
   FormGALLERY 東京都渋谷区神宮前1-10-7-103
展覧会名 Form #1:FormSWISS
会期 2020年10月23日〜年11月3日
面積 THINK OF THINGS  61.36m2、BOOK AND SONS  1F/23.66m2 2F/35.30m2、FormGALLERY  57.61m2
素材 建築用空洞コンクリートブロックA種(390×190×100mm)×759
主催 &Form
協賛 Embassy of Switzerland in Japan、Doors to Switzerland Japan 2020、Sakae Stünzi Foundation、Zürich Tourism
キュレーション &Form
会場構成 中村竜治建築設計事務所
設営 ソーエー、ボランティア
撮影 中村竜治

Ryuji Nakamura and Associates