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inside the workshop · making heartfelt lantern for Japan | 11/04/04

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“heartfelt lantern for Japan” is a relief project that molo is working on with Architecture for Humanity. The numbered, limited edition “heartfelt lantern for Japan” is $150 with full proceeds being donated to Architecture for Humanity’s relief efforts in Japan.

日本へ送る思いのランタン_収益はすべて東北関東大震災救済と復興に携わっている
Architecture for Humanityに募金されます。

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heartfelt lantern shares the same geometry as hobo lantern + hobo bag (available on molostore.com) – with a red “sun-disc” hand-painted on the bag and its packaging.

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These special lanterns will be available at molo’s exhibit in Milan at the Temporary Museum for New Design.

molo at the Temporary Museum for New Design · Via Tortona 27, Milano
Superstudio Piú · space H · Teatro del Design · 1st floor
12 – 17 April, 2011 www.superstudiogroup.com

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Stephanie hand-painting the red “sun-disc”

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With heartfelt lantern for Japan, we are trying to use something delightful to help with relief for a tragic event. Our work is continuing with a flexible shelter system that, hopefully, will one day be able to assist in a more immediate and tangible way.

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Adam painting a heartfelt lantern

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We want to be able to help in raising awareness of the need for aid in Japan – a country that has offered so much design culture to the world.

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We have been working for 10 years, designing a museum in Northern Japan. The museum, in Aomori City, was not damaged and was able to act as a temporary shelter for residents from damaged areas of Aomori Prefecture.

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Aomori Nebuta House (ねぶたの家 ワ・ラッセ) · photo by Iwan Baan

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