kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition
 
kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition
jun 22, 2008

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

at : shizuoka prefectural museum of art, japan
from: 12 – 13 july , 2008

 

 

for two days the young japanese designer kouichi okamoto will exhibit his work at the shizuoka prefectural
museum of art. the show will include two lighting installations; ‘mobile light’ and ‘bulb latern’ along with the
unveiling of new prototypes; ‘plaster lamp’. ‘water clock’ ‘glass wrap’ and ‘waribashi hashi’.
 
 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

mobile light

a modular mobile unit which emits light using solar powered LED’s. the fixtures emit become brighter automatically as the environment darkens. okamoto will create an installation with hundreds of mobile lights for the exhibition.

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

bulb lantern

created for designboom mart in stockholm furniture fair 2008, the large paper lanterns will be installed for the first time in japan.

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

umbrella pot

this ceramic umbrella stand features a small plant pot at the bottom which collects rain water to nourish the plant.

 

 

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

plaster lamp

a lamp composed of a plaster cast (of okamoto’s own leg) and a crutch.

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

water clock

the ceramic base encases magnetic clock hands that allow the the final design to differ. the colored magnetic balls are moved by the hands and thus read the time – one displaying hours the other minutes. the designer uses bowls, and glasses of water for the magnetic balls to float in.

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

glass wrap

a cover made of 0.5mm heat-resistant glass, PYREX that looks like a plastic cling film.

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

 

kyouei design/ kouichi okamoto solo exhibition

 

waribashi hashi

PBT resin chopsticks in the shape of half-split wooden chopsticks.

 

 

— more info kyouei design: http://www.kyouei-ltd.co.jp shizuoka prefectural museum of art, japan: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english see kouichi okamoto at the 2008 designboom marts: new york 08 | stockholm 08

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