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"Tendo Mokko: Crafting Wood for the 21st Century" - Tomoya Kato part of the Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series
"Tendo Mokko: Crafting Wood for the 21st Century" - Tomoya Kato part of the Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series
WhenWednesday, Mar 29, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus locationArchitecture Hall (ARC)
Campus room147
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThis event is part of the Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series and is sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program in partnership with the UW Department of Architecture and the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle.
Description

Founded in 1940 in Tendo, Japan, Tendo Mokko has become one of the world's leading modern furniture manufacturers. In addition to traditional woodworking technologies, they were an early pioneer of molded plywood technology enabling some of the most free-form design of lightweight yet durable products. Tendo Mokko has a strong history of collaboration with designers including, Isamu Kenmochi, Sori Yanagi, and Kenzo Tange.  Tomoya Kato will take us through the molded plywood technology and implications for sustainable practices in wood craft used not only for furniture but also in architecture and construction.

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