Drinkware Inspired by Fruit: Kohsuke Toda’s Apple Cup

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Tokyo Lifestyle Interiors: kohsuke Toda

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