Tatsuki Kondo

Tatsuki comes to WOW from the Shizuoka University of Art and Culture where he studied spatial design. Many of his large scale installations revolve around some aspect of nature which is at the center of his design aesthetic. Tatsuki is highly skilled in both digital and practical design and is comfortable using a broad range of design tools to create his works. He is a rising talent in Tokyo’s installation design community.

Credits

Executive Creative Director:Yoji Nobuto (SHISEIDO Team 101)
Creative Director:Yu Miura, Rikiya Uekusa (SHISEIDO Team 101)
/ Kosuke Oho (WOW)
Director / Designer:Keisuke Hori (SHISEIDO Team 101)
/ Tatsuki Kondo (WOW)
Space Designer:Koji Nakae (HAKUTEN)
Construction Manager:Yosuke Ono (HAKUTEN)
Technical Director / Programer:Seiya Takasawa (WOW),
Masaya Ishida, Naomi Kuga, Taku Nakajo (HAKUTEN)
Music Composer:Masato Hatanaka
Production Manager:Yukiko Nishida (NS Corporation)
/ Ayano Oga (HAKUTEN)
Engineering Support:Arup
Producer:Shinichi Saeki (WOW)
/ Katsumasa Saegusa (NS Corporation) / Yuta Saito (HAKUTEN)

PHOTO:©TOMOOKI KENGAKU

EXPERIENCE A NEW ENERGY

SHISEIDO|2017
These installations were created in collaboration with SHISEIDO’s Team 101. Taking ideas from neuroscience, we worked to interact with the senses and awaken the possibilities of the viewer, expressing the philosophy behind SHISEIDO’s new skin care series. NEURO SURGE was a large-scale monument that pierces through the atrium between the first and second floors of the Shiseido Ginza building. Created from advanced-material fibers and standing nine meters tall, the work displays changing expressions of light.

Meanwhile, INTERACTIVE WALL is a nine-meter wide, five-meter tall screen of stretch fabric. Touching and pushing the screen creates a visual image of self-activation. With delicacy and boldness, these installations expressed the complex way everything was intertwined—different kinds of information, human relationships, social structures, infrastructure. They were a visualization of the information transmission carried out by the sensory nerves of consumers / ordinary people, exposed to human emotions on a daily basis.

Credits

Executive Creative Director:Yoji Nobuto (SHISEIDO Team 101)
Creative Director:Yu Miura, Rikiya Uekusa (SHISEIDO Team 101)
/ Kosuke Oho (WOW)
Director / Designer:Keisuke Hori (SHISEIDO Team 101)
/ Tatsuki Kondo (WOW)
Space Designer:Koji Nakae (HAKUTEN)
Construction Manager:Yosuke Ono (HAKUTEN)
Technical Director / Programer:Seiya Takasawa (WOW),
Masaya Ishida, Naomi Kuga, Taku Nakajo (HAKUTEN)
Music Composer:Masato Hatanaka
Production Manager:Yukiko Nishida (NS Corporation)
/ Ayano Oga (HAKUTEN)
Engineering Support:Arup
Producer:Shinichi Saeki (WOW)
/ Katsumasa Saegusa (NS Corporation) / Yuta Saito (HAKUTEN)

PHOTO:©TOMOOKI KENGAKU

Credits

Direction:WOW
Planing / Director / CG Design:Tatsuki Kondo
CG Designer:Misaki Horai
Technical Director:Shunsaku Ishinabe
Producer:Yasuaki Matsui

Music:P-CAMP Inc.
Director:Mitsuru Sameshima

LED Equipment:TELMIC Corp.

Device Equipment:Yaguchi Denshi

Agency:McCANN TOKYO

Production:TYO drive
Producer:Tatsuhiro Ishikawa
Production Manager:Yuya Fujita
Making Director:Shuhei Yamada (HANABI)

Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO 2017 S/S

Amazon|2016
WOW was in charge of the planning, production, and creation for the opening party of “Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO 2017 S/S,” which was held in Omotesando Hills on October 17, 2016. We aimed to create a performance in line with Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO’s idea of “a performance full of surprises the likes of which has never been seen.”

With one of the key visual elements of fashion shows, White Cube (=white boxes), as a motif, we arranged 125 boxes on the wall above the stage in a geometric pattern. We began with projection mapping onto this wall of boxes and, in the middle of the event, used other devices and programming to animate the opening of their lids. We utilized the illusionary effect produced by combining projection mapping, box animation, and lighting. We believe that we enlivened the event by our creation of a space and experience full of surprises.


Award
“ADC 96th Annual Awards”
Design: Environmental / Museums / Gallery Installation ▶For more detail

“THE ONE SHOW”
Design: Branding / Brand Installation▶For more detail
Design: Immersive / Environmental / Indoor Spaces▶For more detail

“London International Award 2017”
Design: Digital Installations▶For more detail
Design: Art Direction▶For more detail
Design: Experiential Design▶For more detail
Design: Innovative Use of Design▶For more detail
Design: Branded Content▶For more detail

Credits

Direction:WOW
Planing / Director / CG Design:Tatsuki Kondo
CG Designer:Misaki Horai
Technical Director:Shunsaku Ishinabe
Producer:Yasuaki Matsui

Music:P-CAMP Inc.
Director:Mitsuru Sameshima

LED Equipment:TELMIC Corp.

Device Equipment:Yaguchi Denshi

Agency:McCANN TOKYO

Production:TYO drive
Producer:Tatsuhiro Ishikawa
Production Manager:Yuya Fujita
Making Director:Shuhei Yamada (HANABI)

Credits

WOW
Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Director / Designer:Tatsuki Kondo
Music Composer:Masato Hatanaka
Producer:Shinichi Saeki

HAKUTEN
Creative Director:Isao Kuwana
Planner:Daisuke Masaki
Space Designer : Ryukei Aoyagi
Construction Manager:Yosuke Ono / Tohru Kawakami
Producer:Yuta Saito / Naoyuki Okamoto / Hideki Katada

TOKYO LIGHTING DESIGN
Lighting Director / Designer:Daisuke Yano
Lighting Planner:Akito Aiba
Lighting Planner:Yu Han Chang

Digital Art Garden

Tokyo Midtown|2018
How to enjoy the cool, even in the midsummer heat?
This project revisited Japan’s traditional approaches to cooling down in the summer, paying homage to customs that arose out of the Japanese sensibility, and reconfiguring them into a contemporary art experience. The Japanese of past centuries savored the summer – without relying on air conditioning – by exploiting the possibilities offered by their five senses. Sunsets, traditional gardens, the engawa (terrace surrounding a Japanese house), sprinkling water, cool breezes – these are elements that have always been associated with the Japanese summer. All these elements were brought together at the work’s site in Tokyo Midtown – in keeping with the complex’s aim “to offer the most pleasant space in central Tokyo” – with added dynamism and entertainment factor. Visitors immersed themselves in this space in the middle of the city, which somehow fused nostalgia and novelty, and took in the invigorating ryo – the Japanese notion of coolness that is soaked up through all five senses, regardless of what the actual temperature might be.

This project was the theme of this joint project between Hakuten, a creative agency that specializes in producing real live experiences, and Tokyo-based visual design studio WOW inc.


About the Exhibition
The theme of “staying cool in the Japanese summer”
Roppongi is an area in the heart of Tokyo, which is always full of life and packed with a diversity of people. Our task was to design a spot in this area that would offer a new way to enjoy the summer. We approached this task by focusing on the rich traditional sensibility of the Japanese, which seeks ways to appreciate even the sweltering summer heat as fuzei, as part of the scenic ambiance.

Sitting on the engawa* facing the garden to listen to the insects, to watch the fireworks, to spend summer evenings with those near and dear. The challenge was to reconfigure these quintessential elements of the Japanese summer into something fresh and contemporary, creating a whole new seasonal sight.

The setting was a spacious lawn in the heart of the city, measuring over 2,000 square meters. On this lawn we set up a large rectangular engawa, 20 by 40 meters, to serve as a stage and a frame. We filled this space with mist that changed from moment to moment, creating sights that each lasted but a moment.
And finally, there was a digital lighting system showing fireworks, comprised of around 6,000 LEDs.

Visitors relaxed on this engawa, watching the image of Japanese summer unfold beneath their feet, and experienced the summer coolness. The elemental, ever-transforming mist and the digitalized lights of the fireworks produced together a sight of which eye could not tire. Blending in with the summer evening, the work offered visitors an experience that refreshed both their minds and bodies amid the heat.

*The engawa is an architectural feature distinctive to traditional Japanese houses. It is an intermediary space between indoors and outdoors, and a place that is almost emblematic of a good life, where one can sit and take in the outdoor ambiance or chat with loved ones.

Credits

WOW
Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Director / Designer:Tatsuki Kondo
Music Composer:Masato Hatanaka
Producer:Shinichi Saeki

HAKUTEN
Creative Director:Isao Kuwana
Planner:Daisuke Masaki
Space Designer : Ryukei Aoyagi
Construction Manager:Yosuke Ono / Tohru Kawakami
Producer:Yuta Saito / Naoyuki Okamoto / Hideki Katada

TOKYO LIGHTING DESIGN
Lighting Director / Designer:Daisuke Yano
Lighting Planner:Akito Aiba
Lighting Planner:Yu Han Chang

Credits

Planner / Director / CG designer : Tatsuki Kondo
CG designer : Kouhei Nakama
Conceptor : Yuki Tazaki
Producer : Hiroshi Takahashi / Yasuaki Matsui
Technical Director / Construction Manager : Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG)
Music Arrangement : Masato Hatanaka

Pokémon loves Fashion

Pokémon, PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO|2017
PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO (hereafter called PITTI UOMO) is a men’s fashion trade fair that is held twice a year in January and June in Firenze, Italy. WOW displayed a new installation at yoshiokubo’s runway show, where he introduced his new collection, and in Villa Vittoria, close to the main assembly hall. In this 92nd edition, yoshiokubo and the world famous Pokémon brand formed a tag team. WOW developed and produced an installation that formed a bridge between yoshiokubo’s world view and Pokémon that conveyed respect for fashion.

The runway show was held at an abandoned station (former Leopolda station), and 5 giant triangular pyramids of 6.6m, 5.2m, 3.3m with mirror coating were installed there. By projecting images on the bottoms of these pyramids, the runway was bathed in seemingly infinite reflected images like a kaleidoscope. Following the collections theme of the “Arts & Craft Movement”, elaborately drawn stages of the fashion creation process include the braiding of cloth, the dying of cloth, and the creation of textiles, as well as graphical representations of Pokémon blending with the world of fashion.
There were also 4 pyramids of 3.5m installed at the Villa Vittoria, close to PITTI UOMO’s main assembly hall. Much like at the runway show venue, visitors were greeted by an edgy installation made by yoshiokubo, Pokémon, and WOW.

Credits

Planner / Director / CG designer : Tatsuki Kondo
CG designer : Kouhei Nakama
Conceptor : Yuki Tazaki
Producer : Hiroshi Takahashi / Yasuaki Matsui
Technical Director / Construction Manager : Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG)
Music Arrangement : Masato Hatanaka

Credits

Director / Designer:Tatsuki Kondo
Music Composer:Yusuke Tamaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara

Live Zound

CINECITTA’|2016
Coinciding with the installation of the state-of-the-art LIVE ZOUND acoustic system at CINECITTA’ cinema complex in Kanagawa Prefecture, we planned, directed, and produced the brand's visual identity. The LIVE ZOUND characteristics which optimize the acoustics for each screening are expressed through a “Chladni Figure” motif (*1).

Various sounds overlap, harmonize, and finally become a single piece of music. Simultaneously, each sound's form and expression alters, gradually becoming one larger form.

The state of each sound and the form that evolves from it being adjusted and becoming a single musical form represents LIVE ZOUND’s trial and error articulation and acoustic technology.

*1 Chladni Figure: The phenomenon of sound vibrations producing patterns in physical particles.

Credits

Director / Designer:Tatsuki Kondo
Music Composer:Yusuke Tamaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara