Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

DSC_0159Yesterday was the last day of the Hello, My Name is Paul Smith exhibition at The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo and I was fortunate enough to catch it before it moves on to The Matsuzakaya Museum, Nagoya (11 September 2016 – 16 October 2016).

DSC_0121A recreation of Paul Smith’s Studio.

DSC_0140I first saw the exhibition when it debuted at the Design Museum, London back in 2013-2014 and even bumped into Paul Smith himself by coincidence, who was there for a book signing of the exhibition catalogue.

DSC_0127Paul Smith Mini Cooper.

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DSC_0147The Paul Smith watch collection plays on the conventions of classic watch design juxtaposed with playful details and unexpected elements.

DSC_0158Paul Smith’s personal selection from the collections in his archive. Currently Paul Smith produces two collections for men and women as well as one exclusive collection for Japan only.

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DSC_0151The exhibition was absolutely packed with visitors, which is of course great for the museum, but made it more challenging for visitors to see and appreciate all of the different aspects that the exhibition had to offer.

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One thought on “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

  1. What a great idea to visit the same exhibition twice at two different locations, then you could always compare the two. Hope you had a good experience despite the crowds.

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