Frames by Shigeki Fujishiro

Catching the wave from my last post I’m going to take the day to post about a few other accessories I’ve been eyeing lately. First up is Frames, a mobile made from hinoki, or Japanese cypress.


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Taking its cue from the work of Alexander Calder, the minimalist/cubist structure uses transparent strings to create the illusion of levitation.  It also presents itself with a 2nd element of joy; the shadows it projects onto a wall. It was designed by Shigeki Fujishiro, who left the design firm IDEE in 2005 to start his own studio.

The mobile debuted in 2008 at an exhibition at Tortoise in LA. They then traveled back to Japan where they resided for 3 months at an exhibition at NACT (National Art Center Tokyo) in early 2009. And finally, after their long pilgrimage, they are available for purchase (36,750 yen) at Scope. You can even watch a small video here if you scroll down towards the bottom.

, who left the design firm IDEE in 2005 to start his own studio.

4 Comments

  1. Do you really think he had Calder in mind? Anyway … mobiles are not my thing, but I like this one!

  2. Do you really think he had Calder in mind? Anyway … mobiles are not my thing, but I like this one!

  3. Johnny

    January 30, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Marion, I was surprised as well but the designer actually mentions Calder when he introduces this piece. To quote, “The frames I’ve designed are heavily influenced by [Calder and Duchamp's] works
    adding more of a graphical touch.

  4. This is so nice. I first saw this at Claska (and wanted it), and the recently I met Shigeki san through a friend. Nice guy, and nice design. Should get it.

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