The KURA gallery of ISSEY MIYAKE KYOTO presents KURA Exhibition “ELLIPSE.”
2021∙07∙01 | Gallery
ISSEY MIYAKE KYOTO | KURA
KURA Exhibition “ELLIPSE”
The hour hand and the minute hand moving in circles one tick after another.
The fine movement gently enveloped by the elliptical case.
ELLIPSE, created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH, is a new timepiece that conveys the warmth and tenderness of the very shape.
This exhibition introduces the fascination ELLIPSE holds, starting with an interview video with product designer Naoto Fukasawa, to whom looking for interesting shapes everyday has become a habit, revealing how he had arrived at the idea of designing an ellipse-shaped watch and how that idea was realized.
Mr. Fukasawa described his design for ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH as “has an ordinary look but at the same time avant-garde.” An ellipse is elegant and original. Its delicate, full-rounded shape also suggests a sense of extension as something that anticipates the future, to be experienced here at KURA gallery, the place for savoring the passing time.