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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.

Morie Nishimura

 

 

私たちの生い立ちを振り返りましょう。そこには道具の本質や それらをより良くしたい という人間の意思を見る事ができます。

文明の発展にともない、道具は人間の哲学的な感性にとても近づいてきました。例えば、殺すものから作るものへ、扱うものから敬うものへと変化した様に。

文明と道具の関係を紐解くなかで、敬意を込める事のできるような道具が、今必要なのではないかと考えています。

道具と人との関わりが、静かな宴になるような。

西村 森衛

 

 

 

 

 

A Quiet Celebration, 2014

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A Familiar Calm, 2014

Bolted hook, mirror and shelf

Nut, hexagon containing a hidden spiral, is an icon of high industrialisation for us. I look for the way of offering to the industry itself with such a familiar product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Quiet Celebration, 2012

Brass Mirrors

This is the brass mirrors which, through a daily polish, allows us to see ourselves in the same way those that came before us saw themselves.


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morie nishimura

 

Morie Nishimura / Artist
1976 born in Madrid, Spain
1996~2000, 2005~2011 studied in Tama Art University

2009 established NIAA Co., Ltd.

 

Exhibition
2011 NICHE GALLERY, Tokyo
2012 TENT, London
2012 Creatures of Comfort, Los Angeles
2013 Main branch of MITSUKOSHI,Tokyo
2013 NICHE GALLERY, Tokyo
2014 TENT, London


NIAA Co., Ltd.
3-3-12-3F, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
(+81)3-5250-1006

Morie Nishimura
nishimura@ni-aa.com