Kenya Hara

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Kenya Hara in September 2015

Kenya Hara (born 1958) is a Japanese graphic designer and curator. He is a graduate of Musashino Art University.

Hara has been the art director of Muji since 2001 and designed the opening and closing ceremony programs of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games 1998. He published Designing Design, in which he elaborates on the importance of "emptiness" in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design. In 2008, Hara partnered with fashion label Kenzo for the launch of its men's fragrance Kenzo Power.[1]

Hara is a leading design personality in Japan[citation needed] and in 2000 had his own exhibition "Re-Design: The Daily Products of the 21st Century".[1]

Timeline:

1998: Designed the opening and closing ceremony programs of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games.

2000: "Re-Design: The Daily Products of the 21st Century" exhibition.

2001: Art director of Muji.

2008: Partnered with Kenzo to launch men's fragrance "Kenzo Power".

See also[edit]

  • Muji, a Japanese retail company

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Designing Design, springer.com; accessed 20 June 2015.