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toki by emmanuelle moureaux   where color and time coincide
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nov 12, 2012
toki by emmanuelle moureaux where color and time coincide



‘toki’ by emmanuelle moureaux

all photos by daisuke shimokawa / nacasa & partners

 

 

emmanuelle moureaux‘s ‘toki’ project (which means ‘time’ in japanese) investigates the universal element of time expressed through the
japan-based designer’s signature use of bold color. the large-scale work is composed of an array of sticks presented in various hues.
each one moves through the implementation of magnets, at contrasting degrees much like the hands of a clock, an abstract representation of
the multiple time zones of our world and an indication of progress and moving forward. the interactive work was on show at designtide tokyo 2012.

‘toki’
a universal elemented called ‘time’,
a sensuous element called ‘color’
when the disparate two coincide,
it lures the the emotional world of ‘time’.

 

 


emmanuelle moureaux explains the concept behind ‘toki’ to designboom

video courtesy of emmanuelle moureaux / © designboom

 

 


the use of colorful sticks is a signature of the french-born designer’s work

 

 

 
the ‘hands’ move at different rates and angles offering an abstract visual of time

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