Yesterday 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).
A recreation of Paul Smith’s Studio.
I 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.
Paul Smith Mini Cooper.
The Paul Smith watch collection plays on the conventions of classic watch design juxtaposed with playful details and unexpected elements.
Paul 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.
The 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.