Our Spirits

Zeitgeist means spirit of era. Following archive features the story of those who stood up and expressed the siprit of each era by designing.

Our Spirits

Our Spirits

            “zeitgeist” means “the spirit of an era.” In our work, we capture the spirit of the modern era and merge it with contemporary technology. The result is something that’s beautiful and timeless. We honor the past and acknowledge the present to develop products that are always relevant. We infuse...
Charles Eames  105th birthday

Charles Eames 105th birthday

June 16th 2012 would have been Charles Eames’ 105th birthday. Bauhaus started out in Europe and modern design established in United states. Charles Eames and wife Ray has played significant role on its final process. That is already decade ago. At his era,  IBM made exhibition at New York World fair(1963-64), the main attraction of...
Simple TV stand with modern design

Simple TV stand with modern design

Simple TV stand. innovative design by zeitgeist Do not like to have a large TV in the center of living room. TV should be simple and light. TVstand that does not make TV and TV furniture the center of living room. Fit with simple minimalist lifestyle. Keeps living enviromnment simple creates more space. Easy to...

ICFF 2013 in NYC B#863

ICFF 2013 in NYC B#863 zeitgeist, inc. will be showcasing its product lineup at ICFF (international contemporary furniture fair)2013 taking place in NYC from May 18th to May 21st .              
Joseph Albers, " Interaction of Color "

Joseph Albers, ” Interaction of Color “

Interaction of Color 1963 by Joseph Albers is in the classic of color theory, but its respects to the practice the design, has passed on the teachings of Bauhaus and it has not gone old. https://www.amazon.com/Interaction-Color-Anniversary-Josef-Albers/dp/0300179359 Josef Albers was born in Germany in 1888, entered in Weimar’s Bauhaus at the age of 32 in 1920,...
Mies van der Rohe petrol station

Mies van der Rohe petrol station

Mies van der Rohe has designed gas stations in Montreal, Canada in his last years. It is Esso gas station in Nan Island. This gas station can be watched on DVD “Mies van der Rohe” (directed by Joseph Hiller). The black roof which stretched to low crawl on the ground is beautiful. If such a...
Eames House and "Powers of Ten"

Eames House and “Powers of Ten”

Eames Case-study house #8 Eames House was built as a case-study house # 8 in Charles & Ray Eames in 1949. It is a collaboration between Charles and friends Eero Saarinen. A case study house is a plan of John Entenza, chief editor of the magazine “Arts & Architecture”. Tied house manufacturers clients to architects,...
Age of Atom and California Modern Living

Age of Atom and California Modern Living

Mid-century is also the nuclear era. America and the former Soviet Union escalated the nuclear test one after another from the 1950s to the 1960s. In this era, the horror of invisible nuclear famine was in Californian sunshine. The fear of nuclear weapons in the Cold War will reach its peak with the Cuban crisis...
Folk Craft and Modern Design - Visiting the Japanese Folk Craft Museum -

Folk Craft and Modern Design – Visiting the Japanese Folk Craft Museum –

In a quiet residential area of ​​Tokyo Komaba where western-style houses and low-rise apartments are in line, a unique Japanese-style building appears suddenly. It is the Japanese Folk Craft museum which Soetsu Yanagi established. Opposite the main building and the street, there is a West wing of museum which is old Soetsu Yanagi residence. The...
Kenzo Tange's architectural design Dentsu headquarters building - Unseen Tsukiji redevelopment plan -

Kenzo Tange’s architectural design Dentsu headquarters building – Unseen Tsukiji redevelopment plan –

Dentsu head office building of Tsukiji designed by Kenzo Tange (Ex-Dentsu Tech Building completed in 1967) will be demolished soon. Currently it is vacant house. The site will be developed by Sumitomo Real Estate together with surrounding area. Kenzo Tange formulated the “Tsukiji redevelopment plan” (1964) for the entire Tsukiji area when asked to design...
Blade runner 2049 - Land,Architecture,Design,City,Memories

Blade runner 2049 – Land,Architecture,Design,City,Memories

sun, green and space is the slogan of the modern city that CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture) proposed as Athens Charter in 1933. The original story is the concept of Le Corbusier’s “Radiant city” / “Ville Radieuse”. There is something that is missing in this slogan. Isozaki Arata points out that it is <Soil>...
Julius Shulman  -architectural photo as media-

Julius Shulman -architectural photo as media-

“Good designs are rarely accepted, so we have to sell them.” Julius Shulman , an architectural photographer One of the most famous photographs of Julius Shulman is of the case study house # 22. Built in Hollywood Hills, it is also called Stahl House (1960) designed by architect Pierre koenig.  Spectacle piece that can never...
In our work, we capture the spirit of the modern era and merge it with contemporary technology. The result is something that’s beautiful and timeless. on Instagram

In our work, we capture the spirit of the modern era and merge it with contemporary technology. The result is something that’s beautiful and timeless. on Instagram

Blade runner 2049 - Land, Architecture, Design, City, Memories 2

Blade runner 2049 – Land, Architecture, Design, City, Memories 2

(* Blade Runner 2049, source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/movies/blade-runner-2049-trailer.html) Isozaki Arata refers to Mies van der Rohe’s “Lake Shore Drive Apartment” as following (“Sumi-ka Twelfth”, Mai Library Publishing Bureau, 1999). In the hell of a three-dimensional lattice, “You will be creating your own shell in a box that accommodates your life, so the design possibility in Metropolis is...