Grand Seiko presents Journey Through The Nature of Time
An Installation Reflecting Time and Space from Miami to Japan
Grand Seiko, the renowned luxury Japanese timepiece manufacturer, debuts an installation for Design Miami/ which celebrates the brand’s Japanese heritage and strong bond to nature. Titled Journey Through The Nature of Time, the physical installation is inspired by the brand’s watch studio in the mountainous region of Morioka. Guests are transported from Miami to Japan, guiding them through an enchanting environment inspired by Grand Seiko’s new U.S. Special Edition timepieces. Journey Through The Nature of Time binds beauty, nature, and time together in an interactive experience.
Upon entering the exhibition, visitors will find themselves inside a verdant bamboo garden path that inspired the dynamic "Urban Bamboo" dial of SBGJ259. Featuring dramatic bamboo stalks that oscillate between different tones of green, guests will experience firsthand surging through the forest and into a bamboo stalk that later reveals the aforementioned timepiece.
A new passage appears as visitors fly over Morioka in Iwate prefecture and find themselves at a traditional Nanbu tekki ironware studio. This is where Japanese ironware is produced, and where the dial of the SBGK017 takes its influence from. This traditional handcraft was first created during Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868), and its rich history of craftsmanship continues to this day.
Concluding the journey, guests will quickly explore the Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi, a space devoted to the crafting of Grand Seiko mechanical watches and other high-end timepieces. The new studio was completed on the milestone sixtieth anniversary of the Grand Seiko brand. Its design is the brainchild of Kengo Kuma, a celebrated Japanese architect also famed for his work on the new Japan National Stadium finished in 2019 for the 2020 Olympics.
Journey Through the Nature of Time will exhibit at Design Miami/ starting Tuesday, November 29th – Sunday, December 4th at Convention Center Drive & 19th Street, Miami Beach, USA.
Journey Through The Nature of Time
Organized by Grand Seiko
Creative Direction by Stage 3
Music: ARTBAT - “ORIGIN”, SHALL OCIN FEAT. BRAEV and “HORIZON” – UPPERGROUND