Three pieces of Dress Code furniture by Unknown Artist

1) Dress-Code Kiku: Solid silver ash; 2) Dress-Code Ume: Solid silver ash & 3) Dress-Code Botan: Acrylic The pieces – designed by two internationally esteemed Japanese/Australian artists – are excellent examples of modern design which draws heavily on Japanese traditions in both furniture and textile design.


Art Fund grant:
£11,266 ( Total: £11,266)
Acquired in:
Fukutoshi Ueno

The pieces were developed with the assistance of a special grant to Fukutoshi Ueno from Arts Queensland. ‘ Dress Code’ was inspired by the series of symbols assigned to the various mistresses of the 11th century Japanese nobleman Hikaru Genji . The series had its first appearance at 100% Design Tokyo in late October 2008, then in Sydney as part of the The Shining Prince at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2008-09). Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Fukutoshi Ueno.

Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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