A project born in collaboration with Italian Institute of Culture of Osaka, Superstudio and Asian Studies Group.\n\n\n\nFollowing the nomination of Gisella Borioli Owner-CEO of Superstudio Group and creator of SUPERDESIGN SHOW as Official Ambassador Italian Design Day for Osaka city, an intense collaboration has started between Superstudio, Italian Institute of Culture Osaka directed by Stefano Fossati and Asian Studies Group. \u00a0\n\n\n\nThe result has been the conference at Osaka on 1 March at Knowledge Center, where a description of Supertudio, Superdesign Show and Tortona District in Milan was presented, a case history studied all over the world as an example of cultural and economical rebirth of an entire area, that was once suburban and is now a fashion&design district. \n\n\n\nWith focus on brands, designers and architects from Japan who have exhibited at SUPERDESIGN SHOW, with projects between tradition and innovation, a journey through the images of the most spectacular installations.\n\n\n\nNot only a very busy conference at Osaka but also a project, a real exhibition in support of young talents that will be hosted for free at Superdesign Show (9-14 April). \n\n\n\nTake a seat\n\n\n\nIt does not matter whether they are armchairs with armrests, stuffed, foldable chairs, child seats, stools, as long as they are innovative, artistic, functional, in other words, with a strong identity. \n\n\n\nThese were the requirements for the \u201cTake a seat\u201d competition created by Asian Studies Group (for the \u201cdesign\u201d section of the sixth edition of the Switch on Your Creativity format) in collaboration with Superstudio. \n\n\n\nA project addressing young designers coming from Osaka prefecture with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture of the city.\n\n\n\nDo we need a new chair, besides the thousands existing ones and the hundreds of new proposals every year? \n\n\n\nA thought, a challenge, an invitation to reflect on an archetype of decor, expression of different functions and cultures, led to a selection, among various projects left anonymous, of the proposals by three Japanese designers that revealed to be three women of three different generations. \n\n\n\nAkino lida (in collaboration with Koji Saki, Eko Yasuno) with his primordial chair made of bamboo trunks. \n\n\n\nBamboo chair by Akino lida\n\n\n\nMayumi Kuwayama with her conceptual chair of intersected vegetable \u201cveins\u201d. \n\n\n\nVenation Chair by Mayumi Kuwayama \n\n\n\nThe curvilinear objects-holder chair by the student Luna Naito.