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【LATE OPENING】NORIYUKI MISAWA Solo Exhibition

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70-72 Old Street

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NORIYUKI MISAWA Solo Exhibition
-A Japanese Shoemaker’s Crazy Creations-
Dates: 3rd – 7th December 2018
Late Opening: Thursday 6th December 11:00 - 20:00 (Drink will be served from 17:00)

Noriyuki Misawa is one of a new generation of bespoke luxury shoemakers from Japan. Tokyo based, his shoes are favoured by an international clientele, including the likes of Spike Lee and Park Chan Wook. Noriyuki Misawa has also become a selected shoe-maker for the Japanese Imperial Household: an extremely rare honour for someone so young. In addition to custom wearable shoes, Noriyuki Misawa also makes non-wearables, such as avant-garde, sculptural pieces.

“I was largely captivated by the functional ‘formative beauty’ rather than the utility of shoes. I strive to continuously evolve shoes as an art with both my skills and my ideas. In the long journey seeking out the best materials from everything around me, I became strangely attached to abandoned things. From this was born the idea to create shoes with iron scrap. The process to impregnate corrosion in leather is very difficult. Simply making the basic materials took a good deal of time and necessitated the advice of specialists. The result is perhaps the world's first shoes with corrosion processing. I am very happy to unveil this work at my solo-exhibition in London.”


Major Prizes

2010 Germany, International Efficiency Contest of Shoemakers ‘Gold medal’ and ‘Honour prize’, two awards.

2015 The 33rd Japan leather crafts exhibition ‘Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Award’

And many others.

Main Activities

2013 Japan leather crafts association member

2014 Solo exhibition, Arai Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2015 Invited to a shoemaking school in New York as a guest instructor

2017 Exhibition at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, coupled with the Cannes Film Festival

2017 Solo exhibition in Chelsea, New York City

2018 Becomes a special lecturer at TaF.tc, fashion school in Singapore

2018 Solo Exhibition, Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre, Tokyo (Japan)


OPENING HOURS:

MON-FRI 11:00-19:00
(THU till 20:00 exceptionally)

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