Hiroki Nakamura, founder of Visvim, at the Maison d'Exceptions show

“In 2013 we’re in the modern world, everything is convenient, which is nice, but at the same time we’re missing a kind of warm human touch. Working with a craftsman makes my products very special and and lets them have a special character, because all the work has been done by hand, by humans. So the material or the end product is very different from what is being done by machine. My role is to work with them, I want to be a bridge between those craftsmen and the modern market, that’s what I do.”