TONE:「CREVICE」THE 2ND COLLECTION Stills
12/31/2023
TONE:「CREVICE」THE 2ND COLLECTION Exhibition

Second collection exhibition “CREVICE” for Tokyo based contemporary furniture brand TONE.
On display at SHIBUYA SACS event space in Tokyo, Japan from February 2nd – February 5th, 2024
—–.​​​​​​​​

There is a design concept known in Japanese as “escape” – the practice of leaving leeway in a design for future adjustments. Inspired by the designer’s early roots in building construction, the Collection pays homage to architecture’s dedication to “escape” detailing, and a lifelong love affair with meticulous craftsmanship.

Especially when planning large structures, since a certain amount of variation in material is allowed, it is important to factor in methods of “escape” (such as rounding off corners) to ensure an appropriate margin of space is preserved, and the structural frame is not overstrained.

As no two pieces of wood have the same shape, size, or mass, craftsmen must assess the characteristics of each material they handle, carefully cutting, shaping, and combining them to create structure.

Tokyo is crowded with skyscrapers, overpasses, tunnels, and various other structures. These structures are all supported by various different materials. Overflowing with these materials, the city has become an everyday amalgamation of the traces left by craftsmen over time. By cutting a slice out of that everyday, the mundane can be transformed into a stage – extraordinary.

The Crevice Collection combines the uniqueness of materials with the larger-than-life presence of architecture, and facilitates a relationship between the materials and the people who use them.

「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION
「CREVICE」 THE 2ND COLLECTION

COLLECTION & EXHIBITION
Organization & Space Design by Mesmerism Inc.
Product Designer: TAKU WADA (Mesmerism Inc.)
Artisans: KENICHI SATO, KENICHI TANOKURA, HIDEYUKI HARA
Curation: KOHEI KANOMATA (Mesmerism Inc.)
Creative Direction: CHARLOTTE CHAN (Mesmerism Inc.), KOHEI KANOMATA (Mesmerism Inc.)
Art Direction: KOHEI KANOMATA (Mesmerism Inc.), HANA FUJIBAYASHI
Graphic/Catalog Design: HANA FUJIBAYASHI
Concept Movie Direction/DoP: MICHITO HOKARI
Exhibition Photography: AKIHIRO HATAZAWA
Stage Plaster Work: ISAO SAITO (Shikoku Kasei)
Catering: Chillmatic
Special Thanks: RYO USAMI, AKIHIRO HATAZAWA, RYO KATAOKA, HIDEKI YAZAWA, TOSHIKANE NAGANO, YUZUKI HIRANO

CONCEPT MOVIE
Talent: SOFIE EMI
Director: MICHITO HOKARI
Director of Photography: MICHITO HOKARI
Cinematographer: TOMOYA IWADE
Gaffer: NINJA-KONO
Lighting Assistant: KOHEI UMEKI, DAIKI TANAKA, NATSUMI TSUJI
Technical Operator: AKIHISA SUZUKI
Editor: MIZUKI SATO
Special Thanks: HIROKI YAMADA