Dishes that combine the features of Negori painting and the main tower of Negoroji are our proposal. First of all, it was about the dishes we serve at the cafe of hill of historical hill of the Road Station, so I began with designing things that convey the charm and atmosphere of this area. Therefore, attention was paid to Negoro Temple which is the concept of the station on this road and thought that regionality is born by incorporating the characteristics of the National Treasures and the Great Tower. This large tower called “multi treasure tower” is a double-storied tower, with the first layer’s plane being square and the upper layer circular. And utilizing the features of this large tower, the bottom of the cup and square of the cup for roll cake etc. is square (square), the top is circular. As a result, a simple and beautiful design was born, finished in dishes with regional characteristics.
The concept is a pendant lighting that cuts off the moment when an apple skin is peeled off without cutting it on the way. Since the part of the peel of the apple has become a shade, it leaks light like indirect lighting. In other words, the light from the gap of the spiral shade, gently illuminates the room. Furthermore, as the gap is evenly opened up and down, left and right, the structure is such that heat is not likely to stick. This lighting consists of three kinds of parts: shade, bulb, socket & cord, and the assembly process is very simple. The shade is made from aluminum as it is soft to bend and ease to processing metallic. The aluminum plate is bended with a bending roll machine, to make the spiral of this shade. In addition, the aluminum is processed as alumite treatment to make vivid red like an apple peel on the surface.
自主制作 / Self Study Hirosaki Apple Design Award 2017 入選 / Shortlisted
Proposal of fashionable rain gear “AMAGU” using “texture printing technology” to reflective material. AMAGU is a fashionable rain gear that printed texture on the raincoat and umbrella reflective material. AMAGU has three features: “high fashion as rain gear”, “functionality to shine in response to a light source”, “safety that can be used even at night”. It makes it possible to take nice photos like instant shooting on rainy days and evening. Utilizing the properties of reflective materials, AMAGU brings a new experience to the everyday of rainy days as well as enjoyment.
An emergency bag designed for babies & parents. The reason I design this bag is that it always happens a shortage of baby supplies when a natural disaster occurs, but there is no emergency bag for babies on the market. Thus, this bag would help babies and parents to improve their life in the emergency situation. The main feature of the bag is to turn into a cot. In busy place like a shelter, it is better to sleep a baby in a place with a wall such as a bed. Parents can protect their babies from surrounding noise and dust and can reduce the possibility of kicking or hitting them.
自主制作 /Self Study
2017 OpenIDEO New Life Challenge, Shortlisted
2017 ANA Wonderfly 003, Prize Winner
CLIPPENCIL MAN is a clip pencil to feel fun. It is a clip pencil used for questionnaires at lectures and events, but it has not changed since the same former before. The questionnaire filling is often boring in office work. I thought that filling in the questionnaire would make user feel fun by making the clip into the shape of a person. Various CLIPPENCIL MANs are supposed to appear in accordance with the contents. It is a clip pencil that makes the boring work a little fun.
Glue Glass is a liquid glue in the form of hourglass to feel time. I looked at the glue flowing slowly, designed it from my childhood memories. By giving a hollow to the container, I gave the concept of “time” and create a new way of using liquid glue. User can also feel healing by slowly watching the flow. Thus, this is a form of a new liquid glue that teaches us the time to flow.
TRID, transformable furniture that can be used from birth to adulthood, with three different functions: cradle, bouncer and chair. It has two different rockers which give the user comfortable swinging movements and seating experiences. These curvatures are based on the research that a sharper rocker is comfortable for people with a smaller build while a more gentle rocker is comfortable for those with a larger frame. This furniture can be assembled in various shapes by yourself with a hex key, so this can be kept flat when not in use, saving cost and space for replacement. Therefore, the TRID is a multifunctional piece of furniture which can be continuously utilized by changing the application to the one suited to the growing process of a human.
自主制作 / Self Study
2017 RADO STAR PRIZE 2017, Shortlisted
This is a rubberband utilizing nanotech material “Photonic Rubber” which changes color when deformed. When it is deformed by pulling or compressing, the particle spacing changes at the nano level, and the color changes by shifting the wavelength of reflected light. In order to make full use of this material, I designed a rubberband that can experience new value by getting a hint from a gemstone shape. The gem changes its radiance depending on how it is cut, but this rubberband changes its radiance by deforming itself.
This is a modular bath product which can be continuously utilized by changing the application to the one suited to the growing process of a child. This can be used for a long time, so it help to save cost and space for replacement. For example, the each products can be a seat or a step which are usable for children of all years and changeable into an optimum height in response to the growth of the child or purpose. The six products can be stacked together neatly and tidy on the same place, saving the space when not in use. Hence, this product is suitable to use space efficiently in a bathroom of small apartment.
This is an accessory “PIAXSARY” making use of the piano painting technique “PIAX” which locks the real thing. This PIAXSARY is an accessory painted genuine plants and confined the gem-like shine. Currently accessories are made of minerals and metals, but originally accessories were made by combining flowers and nuts. For reasons such as getting rotten, we do not see much what the real plants are used now. However, I thought that the beauty that the real flowers and leaves have is not defeated by minerals and metals. I designed the accessory which can further draw out the beauty of the real plant by using the technology of “Piax board” which does not deteriorate and increases in depth. PIAXSARY, accessories that dress nature.