Ryuji Nakamura and Associates




Jewelry for space

This is the installation at the exhibition with the theme of jewelry and architecture. Jewelry is decoration generally done to people, but this is an experiment to expand the concept and possibilities of jewelry by doing it to architecture and space. Two architects (Ryuji Nakamura, Yuko Nagayama) created each jewelry for the gallery space. Whereas I exhibited solids she exhibited images. Although each of the two installations is independent, they share one same space and affect each other. I installed three ring-shaped objects with the diameter of 3.2 m. The carbon ring has elasticity and stands by being caught between the floor and the ceiling while deforming. Just like a necklace deforms according to the shape of a person and produces an elegant curve, each of the three rings directly reads the uneven ceiling height of this gallery space and then draws the deformed circle in the air according to the ceiling height and creates the space. And those shapes let visitors know the size and shape of this space. On the other hand, she projected images of three clear figures (red and yellow) like painting on the wall. At first, the red figures disappears as slowly as the change can not be recognized (the white strange patterns of the stencil actually applied to the wall appears as the red figures disappears) and next the yellow same figures so slowly appear. Some part of the figure reflects on the white thin frame of the rings I installed as if some paint adhere.

Title Play Jewelry – Wear Architecture “Think of jewelry through architecture”
Completion 12 December 2016
Use Installation (Jewelry for space)
Site (PLACE) by method, #14 Caminito, 1-3-1, Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition title Play Jewelry – Wear Architecture “Think of jewelry through architecture”
Period 12 December - 30 January 2016
Planning Schmuck2
Director Susan Pietzsch (Schmuck2)
Exhibitor Ryuji Nakamura, Yuko Nagayama
Size φ3185mm(Ring)、φ6mm(frame)
Material Carbon
Design Ryuji Nakamura & Associates
Photography Susan Pietzsch, Ryuji Nakamura




名称 プレイ・ジュエリー ウェア・アーキテクチャー「建築を通してジュエリーを考える」
完成 2015年12月12日
用途 インスタレーション(空間のためのジュエリー)
場所 東京都渋谷区東1-3-1カミニート#14 (PLACE) by method
展覧会名 プレイ・ジュエリー ウェア・アーキテクチャー「建築を通してジュエリーを考える」
期間 2015年12月12日〜2016年1月30日
企画 Schmuck2
ディレクター スーザン・ピーチ(Schmuck2)
出展者 中村竜治、永山祐子
寸法 リング径3185mm、フレーム径6mm
素材 カーボン
設計 中村竜治建築設計事務所
撮影 スーザン・ピーチ、中村竜治

Ryuji Nakamura and Associates