We were shocked to hear that artist, furniture designer and one of our favorite former Brooklyn Designs standouts Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested on Saturday for doing what he does best – guerrilla art. He was taken into custody just after 2am while installing his “I (heart) New York” lighting project in Brooklyn. What was supposed to be a display of love for NYC and a celebration of New York Design Week was seen by another as bomb scare. The judge has sentenced Mr. Miyakawa to 30 days in jail and a mental evaluation.
We will be closely following this story and will share updates as we receive them. In the meantime, please sign the official petition to free Takeshi Miyakawa.