We love some classy patina. This visvim FW14 dissertation is all about it.

In his latest dissertation, Hiroki Nakamura of visvim writes at length about Patina, the buildup that appears on the surface of metals after years of oxidization. This green-hued layer is considered by many to be aesthetically pleasing, hence a second, more literary meaning that is now commonly used to describe an object that has aged well over time. There has always been a sense of whimsy which accompanies Hiroki’s collections and here we get a taste for his adventurous techniques and the experiences that inspire them.

“I was in the corner of a dilapidated barn in rural Ohio, staring down at an old motorcycle that had probably been left in that barn for a very long time. Most of the metallic parts were rusted over, and what looked to be a red coat of paint had a thick layer of dust covering it. I doubted whether it would even move properly, let alone start up. As I gazed at this dusty old bike, I couldn’t help but feel a pang of sadness, wondering what this bike would look like with just a little bit of love. That hazy image began to gain clarity, and the next day, I found myself on the way back to California, with a rusty old motorcycle in tow.”

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