Draw provisional cover

Draw

Kenya Hara inspires the world with his impeccable design – from the subtle atmospheres and environments he creates as the art director of Muji, to his ethereal exhibition designs, to his simple everyday objects, packaging and books. His design aesthetic can be traced back to a private practice: the diligent drafting of ideas and forms in delicate sketches and drawings which ultimately develop into convincing solutions.

For the first time in his career, Kenya Hara gives insight into the captivating early stages of his design process. Ranging from tentatively sketched beginnings to confident designs of complex concepts, “Draw” immerses readers in the renowned designer’s forty-year-long process of sketching and drawing by hand, leaving no doubt about the origins of his authentic designs. Set to inspire the next generation of creatives, the book can be read as a gentle, persuasive call for the return to analogue processes in the design cycle.

Kenya Hara inspires the world with his impeccable design – from the subtle atmospheres and environments he creates as the art director of Muji, to his ethereal exhibition designs, to his simple everyday objects, packaging and books. His design aesthetic can be traced back to a private practice: the diligent drafting of ideas and forms in delicate sketches and drawings which ultimately develop into convincing solutions.

For the first time in his career, Kenya Hara gives insight into the captivating early stages of his design process. Ranging from tentatively sketched beginnings to confident designs of complex concepts, “Draw” immerses readers in the renowned designer’s forty-year-long process of sketching and drawing by hand, leaving no doubt about the origins of his authentic designs. Set to inspire the next generation of creatives, the book can be read as a gentle, persuasive call for the return to analogue processes in the design cycle.

Author(s): Kenya Hara

With an epilogue by Lars Müller

Design: Kenya Hara

18,2 × 28,4 cm, 7 ¼ × 11 ¼ in

ca 320 pages, ca 300 illustrations

hardback

2025, 978-3-03778-761-8, English
CHF 50.00
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