kyouei design: glass tank, water clock, composition chair 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

  • That chair is awesome!

    Ride-On says:
  • interesting clock!

    Sam says:
  • I am most impressed with each of these! Very creative work.

    Aaron says:
  • So creative the clock!

    Art says:
  • Hmm… The clock looks like a strange alien penis.

    The chair looks like a torture device. :S

    But it´s very edgy, I like both.

    pedronavaja says:
  • The glass tank is beautiful, reminds me of something an alchemist would own.

    Lorenzo Morales says:
  • gr8 design there mate!

    Maciej Zakowicz says:
  • for crying out loud the chair has been made by a mad man !! all that by hand–holy crap !!!!!!

    my poor fingers says:
  • The clock is awsome!

    The glass tank…hmmm…how are you supposed to drink?

    Dx says:

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