Joji Kojima makes jewelry that belongs in a museum of wonders. Alien treasures would abound, worth their weight to exist in the precious metals, jewels and bijoux he forges them from. His collections are so small and rare that he only comes out to present pieces a few times a year it seems, and it’s usually only in tokyo or other far flung locations in luxury hotel boutiques. So it was such a treat when it happened he was getting the entire facade of the ER Butler metal works store in the heart of SOHO, New York. The display has been up for a while now but it’s finishing on the 30th so anyone in NYC really must hurry to see it! It’s so stunning and eye catching that you may already stopped to stare if you’ve been in SOHO since August….
Hands seem to be levitating, despite being encased in metals like armor. These are rings, and they have been a main part of Kojima’s repertoire for awhile now. The aerodynamic armor rings are polished to perfection and that perfection is what makes them so haunting.
I happened to be in NYC for the opening of this exhibit and got some choice snaps. See the pieces below and also check out some new pieces available at the Mercer hotel even as this exhibit at ER Butler ends.