With the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, we caught a glimpse of the great dangers inherent in the infrastructure that supports our lives. In the two and a half years have passed since, the detection of abnormal levels of radiation has become commonplace. Currently, though a threat is most certainly still present, there is a movement to restart the previous level of nuclear activity- without ever having properly addressed the problem. We must be vigilant in our awareness that irregular levels are NOT the norm, and now, the move to reactivate a system with lingering issues (which could reproduce the same unfortunate results)should not be our everyday. The “Unusual Chair”, with its unresolved leg, is a reflection of the uneasiness of the Japanese present day.



Established on April 30th, Heisei 22 Designer Satoshi Itasaka’s activities focus on lighting and furniture, among others. The firm’s work strives to encourage communication and to provide opportunities to rethink and take action against pressing issues across the globe.