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Rubbish Things (Mahogany)By Takuto Ohta

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US$ 1,200



Material: Wood

Limited Edition

Dimensions: 60cm (H) x 20cm (W) x 20cm (D) / 23.6" (H) x 7.9" (W) x 7.9" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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This item has a production lead time of 3 weeks.


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Artist Statement

Things are designed inorganically by people. They take forms and mass that were meant to stay still in one place. Fixed and bound by given physical bodies , they convey an air of helplessness somehow. “RUBBISH THINGS” are equipped with ways to move around using people or natural environment. It doesn’t mean that they reject people, but they just want to coexist with people and to be recognized of their values. When pressed forward they resist and come back to where they were. They move around to find a comfortable place themselves. For the first time, one might discover “a will “that has begun to grow in things.In reality, my things move thanks to the wind, and the movement around them. They are made from 100 wooden rods in reference to centipedes, written in kanji as 百足, or 100 legs. The movements of this animal fascinate me. When one leg moves, all the others follow, in a sort of chain reaction’, he explains.
Acts as a side table. Its role is to ask about the spatial composition and the relationship between things and people. Material is Mahogany.


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Hometown: Tokyo
Based in: Tokyo

I re-expose the senses that we lost as a side effect of the reaction to the development of culture and civilization, and I express them in words and forms. Currently, I am focusing on the relationship between things with the keywords, "decomposition" and "production," which are the roots of life …


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