Inspiration: Poetically peeled apple.
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:
The 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.