SAPPORO Magazine – Issue 01-10: Art Coasters, More Than Just Practical

Feb 26, 2021

SAPPORO Magazine – Issue 01-10: Art Coasters, More Than Just Practical

ORIGINAL ITEMS

Artists Can Be Seen All Over THE KNOT


THE KNOT SAPPORO has collaborated with local artists in many different ways. For example, the in-room coasters feature the work of Sapporo-based artist, Yasuhiro Kasami, who explores his feelings and subconscious in the colours and shapes that appear—purposefully or not—in the act of drawing. Also seen on the coasters is the work of Shino Kuno, who tries to express a new story or landscape using personal memories of people he encountered. The artworks here are both bold pieces that transform the hotel beyond a place to stay, and are used to add meaning to items that might otherwise remain unnoticed.

Text by Michiko Kurushima. Translation by Susie Krieble, Kana Koike, and Ari Murata.