Panasonic Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary in March 2018. To mark the centennial, Panasonic’s Design Division organised the Panasonic Design Exhibition in Tokyo to give visitors a look back at Panasonic’s design journey as well as a glimpse at the path forward.
WATCH: Panasonic Design Exhibition
The theme of the Panasonic Design Exhibition was ‘Hands-on Innovation.’ Panasonic has placed people at the heart of design, discovered new insights, and has given shape to ideas. Hands-on Innovation expressed Panasonic’s desire to bring innovation to lifestyles and to society by drawing on the DNA cultivated over the years as a home electronics manufacturer. Panasonic showcased cutting-edge design prototypes that reflect this desire and answered the question, “What will make life better next?” There were also products on display that gave visitors a look back at Panasonic’s design journey.
Electronics Meets Crafts
Home electronics of the future that stimulate memories and the five senses
A collaboration between a creative unit of craftspeople from Kyoto, “GO ON,” and Panasonic Design. State-of-the-art electronics meets traditional craftsmanship that has supported life in Japan for many centuries to create designs that will enrich lives in the coming century.
Weaving The Light
Light and space brought to life by future life sources
The next generation light device, laser, was highly directional and very efficient even at high intensity. Taking advantage of these features and by weaving fiber like gossamer threads, the collaboration created lighting that brings new value to spaces.
Life in 2030 and beyond
Conceptual models of home electronics depicted what life in Tokyo may be like in 2030. By adopting advanced technologies and services, Panasonic designed a lifestyle that amplifies humanity.
Panasonic Design History
Panasonic’s exemplary designs and products
Over the years, Panasonic has continued to birth designs that have met people’s needs. In light of our 100th anniversary, this section took a look back at Panasonic’s design journey, showcasing much-loved products.
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