Opting for a genuine and timeless product line, Visvim is something of an anomaly in today's trend chasing culture. Nakamura prefers to let the material or artifice speak to his sensibility, giving traditional garment techniques a modern interpretation. Liz Armstrong summed up her interaction with Nakamura nicely, "A mantra has emerged: Daijoubu. Thats Japanese for 'it's okay' - all good, no worries, its chill... Daijoubu, its not carelessness, it's acceptance. Everything is perfect, exactly as it should be. We're beyond Zen in the Visvim universe." His fluid process should not to be mistaken for lethargy; it is his incredible instinct and obsessiveness with materials that makes Visvim a special gem.
While Hiroki Nakamura is not an architect, I wonder if he has heard of Louis Kahn's quote, " 'What do you want, brick?' And the brick says to you, 'An Arch.' ". On the other hand, maybe Kahn could have used some of Nakamura's "Daijoubu" in his practice.