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The Design Association of Japan together with Dezeen picked MAT and Elastik as one of the winners of a competition connected to 100% Design Tokyo. KT: the listening room is an installation specifically designed for the Tokyo Designers Week 2008. KT: the listening room attempts to create a personal audio experience in a secluded and private space in the turmoil of a high-profile design event in the heart of Tokyo. Within the listening room the distinctions between acoustic, structural and ornamental fade into a singular integrated personal space.
After about 4000 individual visits in five days of 100% Design Tokyo, KT: the listening room container will be shipped to Europe, where future developments and public presentations will take place. The very first, the current prototypical version of a listening room, will be further developed.
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Design: MAT Studio and Elastik Concept: Joy Ride Enterprises Accoustic Design: Derek Thompson (Arup Melbourne) Co-production: Joy Ride Enterprises, MAT Studio, Elastik and Dechnology Photo: Keibun Miyamoto Special thanks to: Masatsugu Kitamura, Majelle Wams, Yasuyuki Sakuma, Hideo Terui, Tatsuya Ishiwara, Tsutomu Nogawa, Kaori Ishiwara, Tomoko Taniguchi, Ayako Kumabe, Takeshi Mukai, Eiki Watanabe, Kayoko Watanabe
Source: competition, 2008 Client: mixed Location: Tokyo, Japan Facts: 20 ft container converted into a listening frame Structure: corrugated fiberboard and compressed polystyrene Sponsors: the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Tokyo, Japan, Marantz Consumer Marketing Co.,Ltd, B&W (Bowers and Wilkins), Prime21 Co.,Ltd (MultiCut-Tonbo), Daiichi Foam Co.,Ltd, Rengo Co.,Ltd, Doi Kougei Co.,Ltd, CIA Inc., The Brand Architect Group