Drinkware Inspired by Fruit: Kohsuke Toda’s Apple Cup

Art Gallery Style Exhibit Kohsuke Toda | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Inspiration: Poetically peeled apple.

Peeled Apple Tea Cup Design | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Design: Organically shaped tea cup sporting curves akin to it’s natural inspiration, the peeled apple.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kohsuke Toda at the renowned design fair Interior Lifestyle Tokyo. He is a young designer you should keep on your watch list. His creations skillfully balance the artistic with the mechanical and functional – never once losing the soul and beauty of the object. A few more of my favorite pieces from his exhibition follow:

S Curve Chair Interior Lifestyle Tokyo | The Decorating Diva, LLCThe chair below appears to be fragile and almost weightless in its ethereal, feminine beauty, but looks in this case are quite deceptive. This delicate and minimalistic chair is made of iron and is quite heavy when one attempts to move it or pick it up – challenging our preconceptions of what and how strength and might are perceived. Steel Chair in Red Toda Design for Yamaguchi LTD | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Design Resources: Kohsuke Toda, Yamaguchi LTD, Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, Messe Frankfurt, Ambiente 2014

At the Decorating Diva, we believe that creating beautiful home interiors, that resonate on a very personal level, is heavily influenced and shaped by our experiences and exposure to a multitude of inspirations from travel to art to architecture to fashion to beauty to interior design and to those everyday moments that give us pause and takes our breath away.Our mission is to share those beautiful inspirations from the worlds of design, lifestyle, everyday life and travel with you – to share those diverse sparks of creative inspiration and perspective that will undoubtedly ignite, fuel and continuously nurture your inner decorating diva as you embark on creating the home of your dreams – either with the help of a professional interior designer or on your own.