Mingei at The Apartment
Japan’s Mingei craft movement had largely faded from fashion when Terry Ellis began collecting in the 1990s. Mingei was a celebration of everyday objects made by unknown craftspeople, which emerged in the 1920s partly in response to the rapid industrialisation of Japan. In recent years, Terry Ellis has spearheaded a craft renaissance in Japan, popularising Mingei, where his signature is mixing mid-century modern furniture and Mingei craft. Curating the exhibition Mingei at The Apartment, Ellis explores the dialogue between the Mingei movement and mid-century design from the west – with a selection of 20th century Japanese ceramics, textiles, sculpture and basketwork alongside furniture by Alvar Aalto, Axel Einar Hjorth, Børge Mogensen, Charlotte Perriand and more, plus work by contemporary artists inspired by the Mingei tradition.
October 14th – November 11th
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-4pm, Saturdays 11-3pm