Portfolio Case Study

Birdsong again in Tohoku

Charity Box Exhibition, 2011

"in question of what a designer can do?"




W 170 / D 150 / H 270 mm

Pine wood
sound mechanism

Responded to the invitation of Charity Box, Emergengy Project for Japan - right after the earthquake and tsunami tragedy, this project was emerged by a designer Kazuyo Komoda and her friends in Milano.  We designed a charity box, which welcomes your kind donation and exoress thank-you message by making birdsong when the monies are push into the box.

The exhibition was supported by a lot of visitors, as well as hosting venues for its touring - Castell'Arquato, Geneva and Tokyo Mid Town, then Triennale di Milano.


Charity Box, Emergency Project for Japan





On the day of 4 years after the earthquake and Tsunami, donated pieces of the collection of the Charity Box Exhibition are going to be auctioned at Sotheby's in Milano, including our charity box "Birdsong Again in Tohoku".

You are able to bid from anywhere in the world - we hope many people will talk about this auction and make the best on the final contribution to people in the Tohoku region who still need our help, 4 years on from the disaster. Please do forward details of this auction to all your friends and colleagues.

venue: Sotheby's / Via Broggi, 19  Milano
date: 11 March 2015
viewing: 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-19.00
auction starts at 19.00

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