Simplicity, usefulness, undeniable beauty – this are the words that characterize Kazuhiro Yamanaka’s work in my opinion. Or “physical poetry” as ME design magazine did call it.
|“Designers should contemplate the void that surrounds objects, the space between objects, and the relation between those objects. I believe furniture – chairs, tables, lights etc. – could be like a constellation of stars, and we could make lines to connect them three-dimensionally and thereby construct a specific story, As a designer, I believe it is a task to create the stories. To realize the concept effectively, I try to create a maximum impact with minimum use of material.” kazuhiro yamanaka
The flowing breeze slides down the surface of the water passing soundlessly. The area between the desk top and the curve can be utilised as a space for putting books, news papers, or clothes. A gentle curve is carefully chosen to be harmonized with breeze in the space or even music around the space.
LEDGE (book shelf)
Yet another tempting design competition: you have to design the perfect bottle and you can win a “reasonable” prize of 30.000 euro. And this is not all: 10k for the second prize and 5k for the third one (all these include Intellectual Property Rights).
Your work will be judged upon the following criteria:
You can download the brief here.
Registration deadline – January 10th 2010
Q&A: October 12th – October 16th 2009
Check out all the details of the competition and register here (don’t you hate flash websites?…).
Good luck! And… how about a beer if you win? 🙂
Couldn’t help not posting this when I saw the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa becoming the most expensive car ever sold: 9,02 million dollars.
And only by looking at it u stop wondering why…
Its design is simply mind blowing. It’s unbelievable what Sergio Scaglietti and his firm, Scaglietti & C, have done in 1957 with no drawings, just working directly on a wire framework. Enjoy the movie below and check out more pictures and details here
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – Chassis No 0714TR