Japanese design studio Nendo exhibited “Jellyfish Vase” at the Milan design week 2017.
Textile designer Akane Moriyama designed three eight-meter high curtains for “T-Site”, a commercial complex near Osaka, Japan.
The shavings of these pencils look like petals of flowers. They are environmentally friendly pencils, using recycled paper instead of wood.
“Jam Tori” is a spoon specially created for scooping and spreading jam. It stays on a jar as if a bird rests on a tree. It was created by designer Atsuhiro Hayashi for h concept.
Japanese design shop is offering 50% off on “hope forever blossoming” flower vases.
Filled with water, this vinyl envelope is transformed into a fully functional 3D vase. The refraction of light through the water adds to the beauty of this simple flower vase. Each envelope contains two vases.
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Cocoh lamp is a table lamp designed by Chiaki Murata for Metaphys. It is still a prototype but will be officially released later this year.
Hironao Tsuboi has designed “Cherry Blossom glass” for Japanese company 100 Percent. It is handmade by Japanese artisans who are certified for creating traditional glasses, and they are called “Edogawa Dento Kogeishi”.
The bottom part of the glass is shaped like “Sakura” or a cherry flower, and it leaves a shape of “Sakura” after poring a cold drink due to dew condensation.
“chocolatexture”, released in 2015, was based on the theme of chocolates with the same raw materials but with diverse textures, and different tastes created from those distinctive textures. What was perceived through this design was that although “eating” is generally thought of as one action, actually the taste is recognized after going through various procedures such as “place on top of the tongue”, “bite”, “roll inside the mouth”, “melt” and “swallow”. “chocolatexturebar” is a single bar of chocolate, but the surface is divided into 12 faces each with diverse texture. By tasting each face with the tongue, where one can enjoy a new taste dimension that is unlike any other conventional chocolates. The different three dimensional patterns that create the textures are stripes, dots, zigzags, checkered patterns and wave patterns. There are 5 different chocolate flavors – milk, strawberry, white, bitter and matcha.(Source: http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/chocolatexturebar-2/)
Nendo has designed the new bottle for KENZO PARFUMES.
Here is the press release by Nendo.
The new bottle and logo design for the newly launched fragrance TOTEM, directed at a new generation and developed by KENZO PARFUMS in Paris. Where previous generations have felt differences of nationality, language, and religion more acutely, the younger generation of today have comparatively fewer cultural divides to cross, enjoying a greater shared sense of identity through the global spread of online media and applications. This flexible and upcoming generation, with their mobile and vibrant lifestyles, are like a new ‘tribe’ in modern life, and this new unisex fragrance has been developed to symbolize their interconnectedness. The bottle is made out of dark purple glass, and the various layers of its form resemble a traditional totem pole, while the bottle and cap merge into one another to create an overall solid and monolithic design. The fragrance itself comes in 3 variants, differentiated not by any kind of label but a simple colored string; the woody citrus yellow, the woody floral orange, and the woody fruity blue. The logo for this collection consists merely of a square, circular, and triangular mark, and this simplistic and bold design is a highly symbol-oriented attempt to capture and blend the primal with the transnational; two defining essences of the generation at which this new fragrance is aimed.
Sheep Cable Holder by Japanese producer h concept makes your cable look like a fleece. The large one is made for mobile phone chargers, and small one for head phones. It’s designed by Japanese designer Hiroshi Seki.