CORPORATE ACTIVITIES and RECORD OF AWARDS
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE won the Special Award at the 2013 Good Design Long Life Design competition held by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
The Good Design Long Life Design Award, which recognizes designs that have shaped our lives and that we want to continue to play a role in the future. The awarded works are creations whose designs have been polished through long use by consumers and are newly validated from current perspectives. These designs are selected from products that have been continuously supplied for ten or more years since their launch and have won the strong support of users and consumers.
[2013 Good Design Long Life Design Special Award]
The winners of the 31st Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix have been announced, and BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE won the "Special Award."
The award, hosted by Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. and backed up by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, was founded in 1983, and is given to individuals, groups and companies that contributed largely to fashion, as a cultural activity.
A performance by the Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team of Aomori University was held on July 18, 2013 (Thu), in the Number 2 Gymnasium of Yoyogi National Stadium.
The theme of the performance was "Soaring Bodies and Flying Souls." Choreographer Daniel Ezralow acted as producer for the performance by the Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team of Aomori University, which expressed the feeling of wonderment at the vast wilderness and brought to life the many creatures of the ocean.
The performance, which combined the beautiful and swift movements of rhythmic gymnastics and the emotional choreography of dance, provided an opportunity for people to feel the potential of men's rhythmic gymnastics for new modes of expression.
Hosted by: MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO, ISSEY MIYAKE INC., A-net Inc.
"HAPPY ANNIVERSARY," the visual series for the 20th anniversary of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE produced by Taku Satoh Design Office Inc., has won the ADC Members' Award (poster, graphic design).
* The ADC Award is a prestigious award given for the best graphic designs and ads of the year.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was awarded the Red Dot--Best of the Best award at the Red Dot Design Award ceremony held in Essen, Germany on July 1. The award, which is an international product design award, is bestowed to outstanding designs in terms of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, and ecology.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was lauded as a product that uses recycled materials for its shades and hand-made design that communicates the warmth of the human hand. The winning entries will be showcased at "Design On Stage" at the Red Dot Design Museum until July 28.