Rabu, 07 Oktober 2009
NATURE FACTORY BY SUPPOSE
Makoto Tanijiri of Suppose Design Office conceived this installation of PVC piping in Aoyama, Japan, which refers to an era in which jeans were worn as work clothes.
A maze of industrial PVC piping ‘grows’ like branches in all directions at the 65-m2 Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama. The installation, entitled Nature Factory, was conceived by designer Makoto Tanijiri of Suppose Design Office. Pipes hug the wall like vines, cover the ceiling like leaves, stand erect in groups like tree trunks and have a total length of 1 km. The shadows they cast on white display elements are like those found beneath the spreading limbs of a tree on a sunny day, although some of the shadows are simply paintings made by Shuhei Nakamura. The theme is the union of the organic and the inorganic, as represented by the suggestion of a tree and the industrial tubing, respectively. Tanijiri, who established his office nine years ago, has completed more than 60 intriguing housing projects. His creative energy crosses the lines between genres and countries, continuing to surprise his audience.