No, not the vintage video game store in Tokyo’s Akihabara district. I’m referring to Takashi Sugimoto’s renowned design firm.
This past February, Tuttle Publishing answered the dearth of notable interior design monographs with, Super Potato Design: The Complete Works of Takashi Sugimoto – Japan’s Leading Interior Designer. Written by Mira Locher with bountiful photographs by Yoshio Shiratori, this is one of the finest interior design books in years. Plans frequently accompany the succinct text of each case study. Two separate interviews with Takashi Sugimoto, a history of the firm and a foreword by starchitect Tadao Ando are also featured.
Super Potato Design is the first full-length book to present the built work and conceptual ideas of the internationally renowned Japanese design firm Super Potato, founded by Takashi Sugimoto. Super Potato’s powerful designs for the interiors of restaurants, shops and hotels, as well as Takashi Sugimoto’s designs for tea ceremony spaces and utensils, are richly complex compositions of materials which create simple, strong spaces. By finding contemporary expression for important concepts present in traditional Japan and combining materials in unexpected ways to create exciting spaces, Super Potato’s work has had a significant impact on interior design in Japan and around the world.
An online portfolio is available at superpotato.jp.
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