hisakazu shimizu: fruits at vivid gallery hisakazu shimizu: fruits at vivid gallery
jul 19, 2011

hisakazu shimizu: fruits at vivid gallery

‘fruits’ by hisakazu shimizu at vivid gallery in rotterdam images courtesy of dezain

 

 

 

tokyo-based designer hisakazu shimizu of sabo studio presents new works in the exhibition ‘fruits’, currently on display at vivid gallery in rotterdam. examining the universality of fruit, this series of objects recreates these borderless products of nature as domesticated, man-made housewares. the collection includes a range of pieces, from melon-shaped porcelain clocks to colorful glassblown lamps, that subtly suggest fruit with their spherical shapes and stem details.

the exhibition also displays works from shimizu’s ‘japanese history series’, which examines the place of hairstyles in his country’s cultural identity. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here and here.

daytime installation view

‘fruits wall lamp’

‘fruits wall lamp detail’

‘watermelon clock’

‘chonmage piggy bank’, small

installation view, with ‘ii naosuke’ hairstyle mirror (left) and ‘fruits table lamps’ (right)

aerial view of ‘fruits table lamps’, illuminated

nighttime installation view

sketch of ‘fruits wall lamp’

axon of ‘fruits wall lamp’

sketch of ‘watermelon clock’

sketch of ‘melon clock’

 

 

 

first previewed at design miami/basel 2011 last month, ‘fruits’ on view through august 21, 2011. this exhibition was curated by eizo okada of dezain.

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