Jacques Marie Mage X The Kyosho Series

An ode to the boundary shifters: The Nakahira by Jacques Marie Mage

The ingrained culture of Japan has always been one of the sources of inspiration for Jacques Marie Mage. With the Kyosho series, Jacques Marie Mage bows to the artists and craftsmen of Japan. The latest edition of the series is dedicated to the critic, theorist and photographer Takuma Nakahira. Nakahira is considered one of the most important voices in post-war Japanese photography and was a radical pioneer of modern photography, which he pushed to its limits – and beyond. His work blurred the boundaries of what was possible and paved the way for new thinking. Inspired by this uncompromising spirit, the new models were designed and handcrafted by Japanese craftsmen in strictly limited series.

We are proud to present these remarkable models to you at Leidmann.

Yours Christian Leidmann

Philipp Foret, Leidmann

»Just like Takuma Nakahira was, Jerome Marie Mage is a boundary-pusher who will never be satisfied with the status quo. This never-ending quest to break existing rules and redefine limits reflects in every single piece of JMM‘s work. It is this uncompromising energy that drives them to create and gift their outcome to the world. Just as Nakahira did with his unique photography, from which Jerome Marie Mage was inspired to create the new models of the Kyosho series. Manifested in the strictly limited edition eyewear, influenced by the 70s and characterised by the wrap-around effect, the signature JMM temples with exposed wire core and engraved hairline. Discover this hommage to a restless rebel and experience the Nakahira models at Leidmann.«

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Jacques Marie Mage

Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) is a Los Angeles-based producer of limited-edition designer goods that specializes in the micro-production of artisanal eyewear. Drawing inspiration from across continents, cultures, and generations, JMM combines world-class craftsmanship with advanced production methods, embracing an array of rich materials, bold geometric shapes, and an exuberance of attitudeto create impeccably crafted spectacles that elegantly infuse historical motifs witha modern sensibility. Powerful, playful and meaningfully idiosyncratic, JMM offers sophisticated statement pieces infused with a distinct perspective, eyewear informed by a design language that combines a respect for history, craft, and technical innovation, ultimately resulting in small-batch goods that pay homage to the past while pushing the aesthetic into the future.

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