Tokyo 1964

19 Nov 2021

Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow

A Japan House exhibition, Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow explores the pioneering design strategy and lasting legacy of the historic Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, the first to be held in Asia, which are often seen as a turning point for Japan.

This exhibition shows how a group of young Japanese designers and architects harnessed the opportunity presented by the 1964 Olympic Games to reframe the country’s profile and tell a fresh story to the world. Their ground-breaking designs are important as they have informed the design principles of all subsequent major international sporting events.

Mentsen designed the exhibition displays and communication materials working with curators David Phillips, Megumi Yamashita, and the Japan House exhibition team. Exhibition build by Sam Forster Associates, graphic production by Service Graphics.

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