Lemnos

HOLA

design : Kazuo Kawasaki

1988年にデザインされた名作「HOLA」。2006年金沢21世紀美術館で開催された「artificial heart : 川崎和男展」を記念して復刻されました。

[designer’s message]

This is not a clock, this is like a clock.
“to meet the goddess of time”

Time was once of the blessings the heavens bestowed on people. I wonder if it is impossible for us to look up to the heavens again and recover the heavens’ blessing.

Let’s watch the heavenly bodies’ movements and become free from the concept of time.

If we watch the heavenly bodies’ movements, and the light and shade caused by them, we will be reminded that we are living on earth, and an element of space.

When we realize time is also an element of space, a clock which has been only a meter of time will become something related to space, or an apostle of HOLA.

When we can understand our ancestors’ belief in HOLA and see HOLA’s dimple.


PERMANENT COLLECTION / Cooper-Hewitt MUSEUM
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Design(U.S.A)

Good Design Long Life Design Award 2000(Japan)

HOLA

HOLA WH
white

HOLA DBL
dark blue

HOLA BK
black

HOLA

Size
w200 × h200 × d37mm
Weight
370g
Material
ABS resin, glass

Kazuo Kawasaki

Born in 1949, Fukui prefecture. Pisces, blood type B, ambidextrous. He focuses on various aspects of design as a design director, from industrial and product design to traditional crafts, glasses, computers, robots, nuclear energy, artificial organs, and outer space. He brings topology to space theory through his works, the so-called “Relativity of language and figures.” He has been a key member of various organizations, including an administrative agency, and has served as president of the Good Design Award jury. He has won many prizes both at home and abroad. Also, a number of the world’s famous museums, such as The Museum of Modern Art, house his permanent collections and display designs. He was twice selected as one of “100 Japanese people respected in the world” in “Newsweek Japanese version.” He is an advocate of the “Peace-Keeping Design (PKD)” project.
http://www.kazuokawasaki.jp/