Shades Down In Tokyo Town

HEDMANKLING are delighted to present the project SHADES DOWN INTOKYOTOWN
Shades Down In Tokyo Town will showcase original spectacles and sunglasses created by specially commis- sioned artists, designers and craftsmen from Europe and Japan.
Artists exhibiting are Ann-Sofie Back, Bernhard Willhelm, BLESS, Charlie Le Mindu, Helle Mardahl, Henrik Vibskov, Iris Schieferstein, Josefin Arnell, Kling by Kling, Maiko Takeda, ManfreDu Schu, Mykita, Piers Atkinson, SWD/Skyward and Walter Van Beirendonck.
H E D M A N K L I N G is established by curator and exhibition designer Sofia Hedman and artistic director and designer Karolina Kling and offers a new aesthetic world of experimental and amusing exhibitions and exhibition design.
As sunglasses have never been a particularly popular subject in the museum or gallery and have rarely been exhibited in their own right, H E D M A N K L I N G aim to address this within their own unique parameters. In keeping with the ethos of artist Karolina Kling’s working process, H E D M A N K L I N G has commis- sioned these artists to create an imaginary character and base their sunglasses design on that fantastical persona.What results is an incredible cluster of hypothetical characters, which envelopes the spectator and can be constructed as a direct reflection of today’s avant-garde mind.The result is an absolute outburst of authenticity and integrity.

here some design showcased at the exhibition!
Charlie le Mindu , Bernhard Willherm , Walter Van Beirendock , BCXSY