"Tradition and Innovation" - MEISSEN® Touring Exhibition in Japan
"Tradition and Innovation" - MEISSEN® Touring Exhibition in Japan
"Tradition and Innovation" - MEISSEN® Touring Exhibition in Japan
"Tradition and Innovation" - MEISSEN® Touring Exhibition in Japan
"Tradition and Innovation" - MEISSEN® Touring Exhibition in Japan

"Tradition and Innovation" - MEISSEN® Touring Exhibition in Japan

19. September 2016

It was anticipated with excitement, and opened with great enthusiasm: a unique exhibition featuring works of MEISSEN PORCELAIN® exclusively for Takashimaya stores in Japan. The opening exhibition took place in Kyoto and was available to attend in Yokohama and Tokyo throughout September, as well as an exhibition in Osaka which concludes in March 2017.

With a history dating back for over 300 years, a range of historical pieces from the MEISSEN PORCELAIN® collection will feature at the exhibition. Representing contemporary MEISSEN PORCELAIN® is the work of chief sculptor Jörg Danielczyk, also on display.

The exhibition premieres the collaboration with Japanese artists Hideki Kimura and Koichiro Kimura. The work of painter Hideki Kimura is widely recognised throughout Japan and can be seen in countless restaurants and public buildings. The work of designer Koichiro Kimura is a representation of modernity and versatility which has gained much attention in more recent years, particularly regarding his new polyethylene furniture designs.

MEISSEN® have combined the work of both artists with that of painters from MEISSEN PORCELAIN®. The result is now being exhibited for the first time.

In Kyoto and Yokohama, guests were able to view the featured work of Horst Bretschneider, long-time painter at MEISSEN®. The programme in Tokyo was accompanied by two talk shows each day which featured MEISSEN® Art Director Liane Werner, who gave some insight into the history of the company, the longstanding connection between MEISSEN® and Japan, and, of course, this new collaboration. Artist Koichiro Kimura was also in attendance and provided additional insights into his work.