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Homeware Inspired By Hiroshi Sugimoto

Sugimoto is to photography what Dieter Rams is to product design or Tadao Ando to architecture. Sugimoto breaks down his subjects to their purest components: in the case of coastlines that means water and air.

November 30, 2016
Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right ther before us in the sea. Everytime I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.

He shot his 1980s and 90s Seascapes collection using an old-fashioned, large-format camera at various locations around the world including the English channel, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Tasman Sea, Norwegian Sea, Baltic Sea, and Caribbean. Wherever the destination, Sugimoto’s under-exposed images achieve the same cold, clinical, grey-scale effect, dissected by the horizon and usually lacking a traditional focal point. “Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security,” says Sugimoto, “as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.”