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