Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Sumu Series

SUMU is one of cutlery series made of zirconia. They do not interfere with the flavours of dishes as absolutely no metallic ions are released. Consequently, they never become the cause of metallic allergies. You can focus on your sense of taste as the thin, silky finish of the zirconia tip makes it easy to take hold of the food with exceptionally smooth feeling in and out of the mouth. The matte zirconia cutleries softly reflecting atmospheric lighting shall bring serenity to the dining scene.

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Utopia

Each piece of Utopia features a construction of different reliefs that adapts to the shape, inspired by Japanese geometries, enhancing it and giving it dynamism. The teapot has a lid that allows better handling because it fits perfectly to the hands; the cup of tea has a wider dimension to enhance the aromas of the beverage; the relief present in all the pieces was thought in a way to combine aesthetics with technology, beginning and ending subtly.

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Sake

The main targets of this product are sake fanciers and eating and drinking places that serve Sake. In order to incorporate the subtle and deep character of Sake into the product, Denso designed the structure so that switches and indicators do not stand out on appliances. Just mounting it on the Sake bottle switches this device on. In order to make it blend in among traditional Sake vessels that can also be enjoyed as works of art, Denso developed two surface treatments based on Sake cups.

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Slice

This piece is a fruit bowl made with repetitions of layers of metal sheets with organic deformations and disappointments that repeat almost amorphously, these blades are connected through hidden welding points and are bathed in 24K gold. These overlapping blades intend to repeat the puff of leaves piling up on the ground, or cutting fruit in a logical sense, deformations suggest replication.

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Zippo Titanium Blue

This product solves the problem with normal ones where it's not easy to conduct thorough cleaning and the seal ring is liable to the birth of bacteria. And through vacuum temperature preservation technology and with copper plated vacuum inner wall, it prevents thermal radiation and heat loss. The design of cup bottom gasket plays the role of noise elimination, anti-slip and stability. Bottle cap sag design to increase friction for easy unscrewing. At the same time, there are different capacity options to meet all drinking needs.

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Oiless

How could people enhance their life quality of eating by reducing oil in dinners? But make this process unconscious and optimistic? For this requirement, this plate got inspirations from existing habits of reducing oily sauce- press food, scrape sauce off and use rice to absorb sauce. In this way, this designer just changed the plane bottom into a soft spiral bottom. A little change but a huge enhancement.

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