Nicolas LelièvreLauréat de la récompense Dialogues du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2021 Learn more
Aotsugi is a sort of urban version of Japanese kintsugi. Porcelain is used here as a material for repair, thus reversing its usual perception while giving it a place in urban space. Aotsugi allows the city to suggest its own landmarks in its interstices and vacant spaces. Porcelain becomes the material that restores broken volumes, replaces missing objects, reconstitutes amputated pieces, and sews together disjointed surfaces. The twenty interventions are as many unique objects that respond directly to their contexts. They are immediately readable or more discreet (even almost secret), and can be discovered at the discretion of each individual's journey. The finish in traditional "four blue" enamel, a robust and precious treatment of porcelain, affirms a frank contrast with the existing and gives the whole its homogeneity.