Observing the manufacture process.
Many types of material lie on the shelf.
Since the 1990s, research & development based on safety enabled a evermore high quality soft PVC.
“Soft & flexible,” “transparency & color” were the key points of this project.
Welding by a high frequency welder.
0.15 mm thin sheets welded together to create a honeycomb structure.
Adjusting the colors for a beautiful gradient.
SANYO Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1947, it has used its technical abilities that emphasize high quality product development and its unique perspective for contributing to customers and the community to grow its business, which covers from planning of products related to polyvinyl chloride and synthetic resins to their development, processing, and sales. Drawing on its unique networks and expertise in common plastics, built up over many years, it is considered a leading company in materials in a wide range of fields.
French architect and designer residing in Tokyo since 1996. She established “emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design” in 2003.Inspired by the Japanese traditional sliding screens, she has created the concept of “SHIKIRI”, which literally means “dividing(creating) space with colors” in English. She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, and not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Architecture, interior, furniture, products, she designs a wide range of projects, by using her unique technique of color scheming and handling colours as space makers. Associate professor at the Tohoku University of Art & Design.
Research & Development: Tomoya Tabuchi
Born in Tochigi in 1974. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design Institute, he worked as an in-house designer for a furniture company. In 2010, he founded [office for creation] and began working as a freelance designer. Specializing in furniture design, he is also works as a graphic designer and art director.