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Dupont Corian Creative Award 2011

27 Dec

3 of the prize winner of Dupont Corian Creative Award 2011 was announced in the late October 2011 in Japan. Yayoi Inui presented her tiling system design using the combination of green materials and Corian.  The theme of competition was “Corian With Green”, featuring Dupont’s material, Corian. Her presentation provided how her tiling system may be applied as walls, shelves, flooring, and benches.  The combination of natural materials and Corian created vibrant visual rhythm as well as longer life span for the product.  The design was created with two foci on mind, 1. protecting native flora by using renewable indigenous sources, and 2. promoting the local businesses in the communities by using the local material with traditional roles.  With these foci, the combinatorial materials can be exchanged based on the local resources and availabilities. The presented tiling system used Bamboo and Raspberry Jam Wood as an example of her concept. The emphasis was made on the necessity in creating the global standard for cultivating and set up the business flow unique to local environments. She hopes this recognition by Dupont, a global leading material company, will help raising the awareness in our society tproactively utilize renewable local materials.

Please visit their website to see other winners’ works.

Industrial Felt from Germany

27 Dec

I am currently searching industrial felt for my next design.

Through the internet surfing, I found this German company FilzFelt and loved what they do with their materials.

Only thing that I don’t like about them is that they charge us for the sample swatches…though even the swath book is cute…

art required action

14 Dec

A paper-made Installation, The Wald aus Wald by by Takashi Kuribayashi

You can see this at Hong Kong Arts Center till 29 January, 2012.

Interaction is a big key when I personally enjoy art.

You will be inspired by the different impression you experience gained by your voluntary action such as walking, looking at from various perspective and changing views.

Also actions caused by someone who experiences in, on, at or through the same art at the same moment inspire you by the sound, the movement or the appearance.

個人的にはインタラクションはアートを楽しむための大きな鍵です。

自分の起こしたアクション、歩いたり、様々な角度から眺めたり、眺める角度を変えたり、それによって得た違った印象でインスピレーションがわきます。

また、その場にいた同じアートを通して起こした誰かのアクションもその音だったり、動きだったり、様相だったりで何かを私たちに思い起こさせてくれます。

 

最近怠け気味なのでがんばらないと。。。

Vertical Landscape by Ryo Yamada

7 Sep

Is is a Work by Ryo Yamada.
He and his team has been working in Sapporo where is a city located on northern part of Japan.
I can feel the quiet and glorious landscape in Hokkaido.

Love the choice of materials.
Sometimes it becomes transparent, and sometimes becomes translucent…with a bit of reflection.

山田良さんの作品です。
山田さんと彼のチームは日本の北部にある札幌という街で作品制作をしています。
そのせいか、北海道の静かで荘厳なランドスケープを感じることが出来る気がします。

素材のチョイスがいい。
時々透明で、時々は半透明で、少しの反射があって。

Here is their motto from their website.
以下が、ウェブサイトからの彼らのモットーです。

“We do not do categorize our field: architecture, art, landscape design as a just Creator.
And also workshop temporary project and collaboration with regional society is considered as a important work for us.

建築とアートとランドスケープデザイン、これらの境界をあまり意識せず活動できることを理想としています。
また大学でのワークショップ活動や地域の人々とのコミュニケーションを通しての協働も表現手段のひとつとして積極的にとりくんでいます”

More articles and photos about this work:
Frame Magazine
Designboom


Instinct Furniture

Works by Campaign

5 Aug

Campaign is an English retail design agency recently added on my list of favorite design offices. Their experiential approaches are integrated with a various types of media and show very clever and witty solutions.

キャンペーンは最近私のお気に入りデザイン会社リストに追加されたイギリスの店舗デザイン代理店です。彼らの体感的なアプローチは様々なタイプの媒体と統合され、とてもクレバーでウィトに富んだ解決策を提示してくれます。

Here are a couple examples of their work.
これらはいくつかの彼らの作品例です。

This design was done for Heimtextil the international textiles trade fair in Messe Frankfurt.
Commissioned by trend forecasting agency The Future Laboratory, Campaign created an installation, wayfinding and graphic.

このデザインはフランクフルトメッセでのテキスタイルの国際展示会 Heimtextilのために作られました。「キャンペーンはトレンド予想代理店のThe Future Laboratoryに委託され、インスタレーション、ウェイファインディングとグラフィックを作りました。

With unique interactive approaches, Campaign designed a flagship store for a eyewear brand Kirk Originals. At the entrance, you see a series of large, lenticular mobiles of printed eyes in the window. Some seems to track the shoppers’ movements, and some are winking, creating a sense of being watched and admired as you entered the store. Inside, there are white powder coated head s with printed a pair of eyes to display their client’s glasses.

ユニークな相互的なアプローチで、キャンペーンはアイウェアブランド•Kirk Originalsの旗艦店をデザインしました。その入り口では、一連の大きいレンズ型の「目」がプリントされたモビールが見られます。その幾つかはまるで買い物客の動きを追跡し、また幾つかはウィンクをして、見られている感やお店に入ることを賞賛されている感を作り出しています。店内では、白くパウダーコーティングされ両目をプリントされた頭がクライアントの眼鏡をディスプレイしています。

There are a tons of cool designs that they have done in the past on their website. And their descriptions of the projects and explanations for their design processes are also very interesting to read! Please visit at campaigndesign.co.uk.

彼らの作ったたくさんのいい感じのデザインはウェブサイトでも見られます。そして、そのプロジェクトの解説とデザインプロセスの説明はとっても面白いので、ぜひ campaigndesign.co.ukをクリックして見て下さい。

Also through their blog, you can catch up their latest activities.

また、ブログからも彼らの最新の活動状況をチェックできます。

100 Best Poster in German-Speaking Countries

3 Aug

“ The winners of the competition, “100 best posters of the year – Germany Austria Switzerland”, have been on show in Berlin, the exhibition is now moving on to Neues Museum (New Museum) in Nuremberg. The competition to find the 100 best posters is considered an important institution of current poster design in German-speaking countries.”

「今年のドイツ、オーストリア、スイスのベスト100ポスター」のコンペの入賞作品がベルリンで展示されています。この展示はニュールンベルグのニューミュージアムに移って開催中です。この100のベストポスターを発見するコンペはドイツ語圏での近頃のポスターデザインにおける重要な団体となっています。」

From Stylepark

The book to accompany the exhibition:
この展示に伴って作られた本:

100 beste Plakate 10
Hardcover, 240 pages, German / English
Hermann Schmidt Mainz, Mainz, 2011
Euro 34.80
www.typografie.de

Further stops on the exhibition tour:
この巡回展示のくるところ:

July 30 through October 2, 2011: Neues Museum Nuremberg
October 6 through 27, 2011: Campus Dornbirn
November 5 through 13, 2011: “Weltformat 11 – Plakatfestival Luzern”
November 29, 2011 through January 15, 2012: MAK, Vienna
Spring 2012: Museum Folkwang, Essen
www.100-beste-plakate.de

Folding Techniques For Designers

2 Aug

This is my memo for future reference.

This link will show you various types of folding techniques.