[Artist] Shigeki Fujishiro
[Date] Jan 18 – Mar 13, 2018
The window display at Ginza Maison Hermès is a theatrical stage in the midst of the city. Each year’s annual theme of Hermès is conveyed through the creative viewpoints of diverse creators.
The theme for 2018 is A VOUS DE JOUER! (LET’S PLAY!).
The product designer Fujishiro Shigeki created a huge game with balls rolling back and forth in a unique space ingeniously fashioned out of a series of panels. Various Hermès products were arranged inside this wondrous composition, which recalled an architectural model or a pinball game. Balls would suddenly appear or disappear, and the viewer reflexively followed their movements in this exceedingly playful window display.
Product designer. Lives and works in Tokyo. After working as a designer of custom-made furniture at IDÉE, he established his own firm, shigeki fujishiro design, in 2004. Fujishiro places a strong emphasis on the design process, constantly moving his hands while thinking about things, making models that closely resemble the genuine articles, and viewing things at some remove. Along with major projects for Hermès’ petit h (2012), Adidas (2014), Fujishiro was one of 16 designers who participated in 2016/ (2016), an international project commemorating the 400th anniversary of Arita ware.