Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., will exhibit a quarter-scale model of its
new Nissan GT-R as part of “Wa: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese
Design Today,” a traveling European exhibition which will open at the
Japan Cultural Institute in Paris this month. The Paris event will run
from Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 to Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.
Japan Foundation and the Association of The Japan Cultural Institute in
Paris are jointly organizing this design exhibition, featuring 161
exemplary product designs from Japan. The exhibits will be shown in
twelve categories, including tableware, kitchen and bath items, home
electronics, information, toys, stationary, sundries, outfits, bags,
vehicles, furniture, and lighting apparatus. The works will also be
categorized and exhibited under six keywords – “kawaii” (“cute”),
craft, texture, touch, minimal, and sensitivity — which illustrate
unique elements of Japanese design. After Paris, the exhibition will
move to Hungary, Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
original GT-R appeared in 1969, it has embodied the harmony between
Japanese tradition and modern design. The latest Nissan GT-R was
unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2007 to worldwide acclaim.
The Nissan GT-R will go on sale in Europe in spring 2009 and already
2,226 units have been preordered.