Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly

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

 

Water Droplet

The harmony of water and fire, united by earth: ceramics, a product of water, fire, and earth, relies heavily on water during its production and use. Water makes ceramics mellow, while ceramics make water lively. The work includes a coffee pot, coffee cups, saucers, and a fruit plate. The design of the work takes water as its source and showcases its different forms, including roundness, fullness, and flow.

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Air Kiss

Air Kiss is designed to keep coffee beans fresh for longer. Its curved lid goes into the canister to touch the beans, squeezing out excess air and reducing the contact with oxygen, preserving the taste and aroma of the coffee beans. The lid also features a convex dome that can be easily lifted with a finger tip in one second. Air Kiss also caters to personal preferences by allowing users to insert the coffee label, or write user's secret score on the soft-touch base which can be easily erased with an eraser. No more waste to our environment.

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Origami Shikki

Origami Shikki is a lacquer ware (paper plate) made of Japanese paper (Washi). The design is a fusion of origami techniques and traditional Japanese technology. Unlike conventional paper plates, the lacquer treatment makes them waterproof and durable, and they can be washed and reused over and over again. Origami Shikki's geometric designs are created using the Origami technique of folding from a single sheet of paper. The paper used for Origami Shikki is made using the traditional Echizen Washi technique, which produces a unique pattern on the surface of the plate.

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Tsuzumi

Tsuzumi has a symmetrical shape with two cups on either end, and each has a different color. You can use Tsuzumi to serve sake, some kind of strong alcohol, or delicacies, but just displaying it as a piece of art could satisfy you because of its nobility and gracefulness. It harmonizes with almost anything. Normally, makie is applied to the body or the inside bottom, but in the case of Tsuzumi, it is positioned as if it looks peeking out from inside. This is the very essence of Japanese beauty, which is modest but impressive. Layered urushi, tamenuri, creates graceful shades in the cup.

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The Finn

The Finn was designed as the ultimate tasting glass for the whiskey aficionado, where every element has been carefully conceived to allow the drinker to taste and nose the whiskey. The stem allows the drinker to elevate the whiskey, toast and proceed to nosing with optimal control, whilst the thicker glass density ensures the environment has no effect on the temperature of the whiskey. The Vortex Point, bulb and chicane come together to remove the ethanol vapour, ensuring the drinker can detect every layer of flavour and aroma that have developed through decades of time, craft and skill.

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Elan Vital

Because of regularly arranging the motifs of matching cups that imagine a fun encounter, the design is full of dynamism that evokes vivid polka dots, splashes, or bait balls of a large school of fish spinning in the water. Additionally, when viewed from the side or top, the seams of the inner cup shine through or reflect while changing in various ways, giving people a sense of the dynamism of life and filling them with healing and happiness. There are multiple types of glassware, such as wine glasses, sake cups, plates, and rock glasses.

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Legendary designers and their award-winning works.

Design Legends are extremely famous designers who make our World a better place with their good designs. Discover legendary designers and their innovative product designs, original art works, creative architecture, outstanding fashion designs and design strategies. Enjoy and explore original design works of award-winning designers, artists, architects, innovators and brands worldwide. Get inspired by creative designs.

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