Rio Kobayashi’s first solo show explores the ‘art of living together’
The artist and furniture designer will be collaborating with his friends and influences for an exciting new show in London in September.
The theme of artist and furniture designer Rio Kobayashi’s upcoming show is Conviviality: ‘the art of living together’. While it’s his first “solo” show, it’s actually a big, unique collaboration with some of his closest friends and greatest inspirations – among them, Flavia Brändle, Peter Pilotto, Walde Seife, James Hague, Keita Takemura, Åbäke and more. The show will be part of this year’s Brompton Design District at Cromwell Place, and Kobayashi will be showing some of his fun designs, including new work. He’s known for pieces that play with the possibilities and boundaries of furniture – a table shaped like a fish, shelving with a face, and Japanese-inspired screens among them.