Brass Hand Mirror
Dimensions/ object: 168 x 94 mm
Hinged Brass Mirror
Dimensions/ object: 300 x 600 x 10 mm
As we look back on the span of human civilization, we can consistently see the pursuit of the essence of tools and the sequence of refining them. Tools have become very much tied to the philosophical sensibility of human beings. From those created for destruction we see the rise of forms suited for creation; from articles that are simply a means to an end we see tools develop into objects of respect. Then once more, in the modern age, we can see the forces of commoditization and the market economy reduce these items to mere containers for their capabilities.
I now seek to revive the idea of having respect for these simple objects and to rebuild the relationship between our society and the tools we have come to take for granted. Through their use, these objects inspire a quiet appreciation of the place that tools, both simple and complex, occupy in the structure of human civilization.
I hope to reconnect humans and their artifacts in quiet celebration of form, function, and craft.
A Quiet Celebration, 2012
An interactive experience. This is a brass mirror which, through a daily polish, allows us to see ourselves in the same way those that came before us saw themselves.
1976 born in Madrid, Spain
1996~2000, 2005~2011 studied in Tama Art University
2009 established NIAA Co., Ltd.
2011 NICHE GALLERY, Tokyo
2012 TENT, London
2012 Creatures of Comfort, Los Angeles
2013 Main branch of MITSUKOSHI,Tokyo
2013 NICHE GALLERY, Tokyo
2011 ELLE DECOR Jan. (China)
2012 ICON Magazine Oct. (UK) / LiVES Magazine Sep. (JPN)
2012 CASA Magazine Oct. (Brazil) / RUM magazine Dec. (Denmark)
2012 ALLE METALLE (Trademark Publishing, Germany)
2013 DAMn°Magazine Jan. (Belgium) / AnOther Magazine Issue 24 (UK)
2013 Annabelle Magazine Mar. (Switzerland)
2013 Wallpaper* Magazine May (UK) ) / VIEWPOINT Magazine 32 (Nederland)
2013 ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST Allemagne JUNI 2013 (Germany)
2013 THE ICON product yearbook 2013 (UK)
2013 TL Magazine Issue 19 (France)
2013 MAISON&OBJET PARIS <energies> (France)
Morie Nishimura & NIAA Co., Ltd.
3-3-12-3F NICHE GALLERY, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan