Marco de Rivera reports on Kansei /Les Arts Decoratifs welcome, from Friday 12 to Sunday 21 December 2008

Dear Shaded Viewers,

As part of the events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Franco-Japanese relations, Les Arts Decoratifs welcome, an exhibition devoted to Japanese design from Friday to Sunday 21 December.


Kansei can be translated into French by "sensitivity". It is a bundle of Japanese traditions shaped over time: the sense of hospitality, a vision of nature nurtured in contact constantly renewed beauty of the environment with the seasons, an effort to highlight the intrinsic quality of materials and aesthetic matured in a culture deeply present.

Marco de Rivera

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.