Colour hunting

It’s a beautiful autumn morning. The sky is high and birds are flitting around. Wet leaves are illuminating by sun light. Everything looks beautiful. You can take photos with your digital camera but the scene would be cut off and the colours are not quite the same as you see.
Our eyes can cover the wider area still catch the details.


Recently I missed two great exhibitions about “Colours”.
One is “COLOR-HUNTING” directed by Dai Fujiwara, at 21_21 in Tokyo.

Sea, sky, trees, stars… the colors in the natural world are infinite. Exhibition director Dai Fujiwara invented “color-hunting,” a design method of simple curiosity and powerful action. Design that starts from color is a journey into creativity and ideas with greater freedom and excitement.

That’s a great idea to collect everyday colour. To transform the colour I see or I want onto the canvas is an exciting, and sometimes challenging task. Today’s colour is…

The other one is “emmanuelle moureaux creates a floating volume of 100 colors“.

’100 colors’–whose title indicates the number of hues the designer has integrated into the work–features more than 840 sheets of paper that are suspended from the ceiling, creating a volume of rainbow colors that float in the air.

Please visit the linked site. Looks incredible.


海、空、星、植物……。自然界には、無限の色が存在します。その一方で、人間がつくりあげたもの—-大量生産品からコンピュータの画面上に展 開するバーチャルなイメージまで、それらの色の多くは既成の色見本や色彩理論をもとに作られています。私たちの生活は膨大な数の色のバリエーションで、自 然の中の色彩体系とは別世界のようです。
自然や都市に存在する現実の色を、自ら水彩絵具を調 合してその場で紙片に写し取っていく行為は、文字通り色の採取(カラーハンティング)です。そうして採取した、色からはじめるデザインは、ものづくりのプ ロセスに関わる人々や使い手に色の意味や物語を伝え、豊かな色彩環境を広げることでしょう。



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