Naked Shapes

Naked Shapes is an exhibition of aluminum Japanese household objects from the first half of the 20th century, cleaned of dirt and any sort of make-up such as paint, labels or other excess decoration.

The objects were collected over the years by industrial designer Seiji Onishi, gallerist Keiichi Sumi and graphic designer Nobuhiro Yamaguchi. A group of students from Parsons The New School for Design in New York did the cleaning.

The items are currently on display at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, a country estate in the Southwest of France. Their website describes it well:

In their simplicity, anonymity and material nakedness, they express a quiet yet clear poetry of everyday objects.

Personally, I love the effect his cleaning has... So honest! What do you think?

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