Color of Time

Photography by Daisuke Shima • February 26, 2018

Photos: Color of Time

For the eye-catching, kaleidoscope Color of Time installation, which ran until January, French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux and her Tokyo-based firm used more than 120,000 paper number cutouts to create a whimsical installation that speaks beyond language to the masses visiting the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design in Japan. The large-scale sensory experience capturing the passage of time is part of a series at the museum that encompasses the natural dialogue between art and design through material. To visualize the profound concept, suspended numerical figures in a gradient rainbow palette, including black and white, are further aligned in 100 layers to form a grid-like tunnel where each row signifies a specific time of day from sunrise to sundown. At the end of the path sits the Miss Blanche chair, crafted by 20th-century Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata, which adds depth and dimension to the colorful and inspiring installation.