Light Grey Art Lab
"Nakagin" by Ann Ryan
– Dwellings and the Concept of Home –
TINY HOMES features eighty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints, have explored and challenged our ideas of space: Interiors, exteriors, futuristic, historical, natural or personal. Some of the artwork includes serene hideaways from which to experience the world unchanged by man, methods in which to twist our concepts of what a home can be, close-up views of dwellings where things that exist unseen by the human eye reside, and a means to reflect on what comfort means to each of us. Each and every piece is a comforting and personal vignette that serves as a reminder that there's a "home" out there for all of us.
You can view the entire collection of artwork on the exhibition gallery here.
12" x 12"
About this piece:
The Nakagin Capsule tower was built in 1972, located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan. Designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, it was the world’s first example of capsule architecture built for permanent and practical use. The building housed 140 self-contained capsules, measuring around 300 square feet each. Originally targeted to salarymen and people working in the city, the building has since fallen into a state of disrepair over the last 30 years, with only about 30 capsules in use as apartments, offices spaces, Airbnb rentals, or weekend studios for students. For many, it remains a feat of architecture and a cozy living space for those who like to live with less.
Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. *We are a small team and are able to fill all orders on Saturdays and Sundays. As soon as your package has shipped, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.