jin kuramoto exhibits nonfunctional objects for no pain, no gain jin kuramoto exhibits nonfunctional objects for no pain, no gain
dec 08, 2013

jin kuramoto exhibits nonfunctional objects for no pain, no gain

jin kuramoto exhibits nonfunctional objects for no pain, no gain
shell, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 

 

japanese designer jin kuramoto and his studio held their first solo exhibition ‘no pain, no gain’ in daikanyama, during tokyo design week 2013. the showcase of sculptural forms experiment with the notion of objects without function, extracting the simplicity of beauty in framework and structure. aluminum tools, fabric constructions, and metallic masses make up the collection of designs without usage. the series seeks to remove their practical application, reducing them to their most direct and elemental components.
 
 
‘shell’ references the shape of a garment, yet its metal material and constructed skeleton render it without purpose. the aluminum frame is covered with torn cotton and its silhouette likens itself to a hooded dress. an aesthetic personality is achieved through the modesty and absence of complication in its form.
 

 


shell, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 


shell (installation view), 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 


shell, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 

extracted from the beauty of structures from ships and airplanes, ‘voyage’ is an aluminum tool without usage. the object materializes the power of mass and structured using simple aluminum parts and precision screws.

 

 


voyage, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 


voyage, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 


voyage, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 


voyage, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 

 


voyage, 2013
photo by ota takumi

 
 
 
  • so beautiful to see at the exhibition…!!
    really amazing work!

    nick says:

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