kyouei design: glass tank, water clock, composition chair
apr 16, 2009
kyouei design: glass tank, water clock, composition chair


glass tank by kouichi okamoto

japanese designer kouichi okamoto from kyouei design ltd. has just sent us images
of his most recent projects.


glass tank

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.

the ceramic clock is a collaborative project with korean ceramic designer daniel jo.
both have participated in the new york designboom mart in 2008 and became friends.


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.


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

please see also a range of products by kouichi okamoto, available on the designboom shop.
liquid bookmark
red honeycomb lamp
white honeycomb lamp
red balloon lamp
white balloon lamp
color light

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