glass tank by kouichi okamoto
japanese designer kouichi okamoto from kyouei design ltd. has just sent us images
of his most recent projects.
the glass tank works with air and water pressure. when emptying the glass, the tank
re-fills it with a constant amount of liquid, without flowing over the brim.
empty glass tank
water clock by kouichi okamoto and daniel jo
this ceramic clock works with magnets. if you put a plate with water on the ceramic base,
then the balls float on the water surface, poled by the magnet.
it displays the time: the red ball shows the hours, and the white one the minutes.
composition chair by kouichi okamoto
the composition chair is hand made by the designer himself.
the only tools used to build the chair, to bend the aluminium rods,
are a self-produced jig and a pair of standard pliers.
material : hard aluminum 3.0 mm
size of chair (completed) : w 700 mm x d 640 mm x h 700 mm
weight : about 50 kg
it took kouichi 6 months to build just one composition chair.
detail of composition chair
the tools to build the composition chair: a self-made jig and a pair of standard pliers
bending the aluminium rods