visvim's Hiroki Nakamura recently dropped a mini-dissertation and accompanying photoshoot showcasing a selection of his own products and the beautiful patinas they've developed over time. The brand's artisanal-crafted heritage goods are shown in all their battered, ages glory - a pretty effective advert for a brand that places so much importance in the long-lasting nature of its goods.
The meditative designer also explained his design mindset and the importance he places on longevity. See below for a small excerpt:
The more you use something, the more you see it becoming a reflection of your own character, and you begin to feel an inexplicable fondness for the object. The fact you own something like this brings you happiness, and I am drawn to these kind of objects. When I design products, I consider what is necessary to make something long-lasting, or what kind of things can be enjoyed for a long time. As I ponder those things I also think which materials, dyeing methods, and constructions will aid in that pursuit.
Head over to visvim's website to check out the piece in full.
For more from the visvim mastermind, check out the spectacular interior of his LA crib.