21_21 Design Sight is a museum in Roppongi in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, which opened in 2007. The museum, a design museum, was created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake. "The idea was to create not only a museum that shows exhibits," says Ando, "but also a place for researching the potentiality of design as an element that enriches our daily life, a place that fosters the public's interest in design by arousing in them different sights and perspectives on how we can view the world and the objects surrounding us." The building, designed by Ando, is on the edge of the park area, and features 1,700 square meters of floor space, including two galleries and an attached cafe run by chef and restaurateur Takamasa Uetake. The split-level concrete structure includes a hand-sanded steel roof and 14-meter long glass panels.
The current directors are Japanese designers Issey Miyake, Taku Satoh, and Naoto Fukasawa.
Daily (except Tue): 10 am - 7 pm
(Last admission 30 min before closing.)
The opening hours may change depending on exhibition or event, please, check the official website for detailed information.
Closed on Dec 27 - Jan 3.
Adults: 1.100 JPY
University students: 800 JPY
High School Students: 500 JPY
The ticket prices may vary depending on specific exhibition or event - be sure to check the official website for detailed information.
Official Website http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/
Phone +81 33475 2121
Address Tokyo Midtown, 東京ミッドタウン・ガーデン内 9-7-6 Akasaka, 港区 Tokyo 107-6290, Japan
Coordinates 35°40'2.969" N 139°43'49.286" E