Art Fair Tokyo 2024

8/March/2024 - 10/March/2024

KOSAKU KANECHIKA is pleased to participate in Art Fair Tokyo 2024 from March 8 to March 10, 2024. For the third consecutive year, the gallery is collaborating with SNORK – Modern and Contemporary, a vintage furniture store that specializes in Finnish Modernist design. This year’s presentation will be exhibiting designs by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto alongside artworks by Yutaka Aoki, Junko Oki, Takuro Kuwata, Ataru Sato, Noritaka Tatehana, and Miwa Kyusetsu XIII.


The furniture of Alvar Aalto, who was originally from Finland, was first presented at an exhibition in Helsinki in 1932. It went on to be shown and sold at an exhibition held at Fortnum & Mason in London the following year. With this landmark “Wood Only” exhibition being very well received and Aalto’s furniture becoming extremely popular in the UK, Aalto founded ARTEK with fellow contemporaries in 1935. A new manufacturing plant was built in 1965, establishing a production line for furniture that was almost identical to current products.


SNORK – Modern and Contemporary handles Aalto products from before 1965 as original vintage products, many of which are also highly acclaimed as part of the design archive. The pieces on view are all from early production, and the designer’s creativity is said to be particularly well reflected in these early products.


The presentation is also inspired by the studio of Donald Judd, who had a keen interest in architecture and design, and was also an avid collector of Aalto’s furniture. It creates a space where long admired furniture pieces by Aalto meet works by the gallery’s artists who are pursuing novel forms of artistic expression. Judd is known to have considered the use of space to be just as important as the work itself. This year’s presentation will also include a rare lamp designed by Aino Aalto.


General information

Art Fair Tokyo 2024

Yutaka Aoki, Junko Oki, Takuro Kuwata, Ataru Sato, Noritaka Tatehana, Miwa Kyusetsu XIII, Alvar Aalto

March 8, 2024 - March 10, 2024

Tokyo International Forum




  • Yutaka Aoki
    Untitled, 2023

  • Junko, Oki
    Otome camellia, 2024

  • Takuro Kuwata
    Untitled, 2017

  • Ataru Sato
    Human 05, 2022

  • Noritaka Tatehana
    Descending Painting, 2023

  • Miwa Kyusetsu XIII
    Byakko, 2023

  • Alvar Aalto
    Armchair 31, 1940’s-50’s

  • Yutaka Aoki
    Untitled, 2023

  • Junko, Oki
    earth, 2024