100 Colors – Shinjuku Central Park // Emmanuelle Moureaux
Continuing his 100 Colors series, Tokyo based French architect & designer Emmanuelle Moureaux completed a new installation in Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo. The piece is made up of 1875 dyed strands of textiles that were created using a unique 100 colors formula.
“When I first arrived in Tokyo, I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street. In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan. Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings, created three dimensional ‘layers’ in the city. The flood of various colors pervaded the street built up a complex depth and intensity in the space. These indelible experiences of colors and layers in Tokyo were the inspiration and essence of my design concept of “shikiri”, which means dividing (creating) space with colors. Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo, I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent. I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors by exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo. Please come and find your favorite color. ”