Designd & Designed

Designd & Designed featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Portal

'Portal' is a led hallway designed by artist Akiko Yamashita in the weller court plaza in Little Tokyo Los Angeles in 2015. Inspired by neon light and prism, the spiral made with 7000 pixels of light welcomes visitors to the building's plaza. Color animation is changing throughout the day and night. It has become a destination portal - formally a dark tunnel - has been transformed by the designer.

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Space

The designer of this pendant was inspired by the elliptic and parabolic orbits of asteroids. The unique shape of the lamp is defined by the anodized aluminium poles that are precisely arranged in a 3D printed ring, creating the perfect balance. The white glass shade in the middle harmonizes with the poles and adds to its sophisticated appearance. Some say the lamp resembles an angel, others think it looks like a graceful bird.

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Happiness

This project is inspired by the Chinese idiom joy is coming. It expresses emotion and spirit from China's culture and bring them to users. It is a lamp that can be a home decoration placed on the desk. Magpie-based design of the lamp bulb can be taken from the stand, which has a battery inside so it can still work. It uses soft silicone material to be touched and hold by hands. And the bracket part is made of two parts in order to save space in the package box.

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Small World

Small World is a square chair installation art. It can produce different types of images and sounds according to different regions, times and crowds. Different concept are expressed through different types of images and sounds. It can do activities in public squares and crave new experiences to respond some social problems,such as environmental protection, racial discrimination, school violence and so on.

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Haara

The Haara pendant light was derived from close observation of nature. With light naturally drawing the eye, this sculptural piece was designed and handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail. The finely engineered branching frame is comprised of numerous segments each cut from a solid piece of Brass allowing for endless configurations. The cylindrical lanterns are assembled from hand-drawn glass and polished brass concealing the lighting element, creating a unique lighting diffuser.

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Tutu

Tutu was designed with a motif of dahlia petals. It is composed of many cylindrical papers. Each cylinder hangs from the white aluminum fitting with a red thin string. The material of the cylinder uses Japanese translucent synthetic paper. The designer expressed the vitality of the plant by many hanging crossed red strings. As first impression of the work the designer was felt as the image of the tutu of ballerina skirt than dahlia. The origin of the name of Tutu comes from overlapping the pronunciation of the Japanese cylinder mean "Tutu" with the tutu of ballerina.

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