TALENTS 2013 at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo boasted several talented young designers. Although all of the talents were magnificent and I very much liked all of the exhibits, my favorite was Daisuke Kitawaga Designs. The polished metal reflective “Pond” votive holders and the modern interpretation of the nested “ Doll” (functional as tableware, too) possessed all the elements I seek and desire in design: simplicity of form, intuitive functionality, elegance in execution and evocativeness. This young designer should be on your radar - I foresee a very bright design career for him.
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