drill design: geografia series
drill design: geografia series drill design: geografia series
jan 14, 2011

drill design: geografia series

drill design: geografia series ‘blank’ all photos by ryoukan abe



‘geografia’ by japanese studio drill design (yusuke hayashi and yoko yasunishi) is a series of products that employ geography, topography and earth as themes. the desktop items draw on special processing techniques and printing technology methods. ‘geografia’ will be on show at maison et objet 2011 from january 21st to 25th.


‘blank’ is a globe with a blank map which users can color in themselves and comes in english and japanese versions.

‘blank’ globes





‘material’ is a series of globe that showcases a variety of resources found on the earth. the form focuses on graphic patterns and paper textures.

‘sectional globe’




the ‘sectional globe’ features the earth’s configurations. it is constructed in such a way that it leans at exactly the angle of the earth’s tilt – 23.4 degrees – when placed on a flat surface. sections of the globe can be pulled out to reveal small storage spaces within

‘sectional globe’ detail

‘memo block’




‘memo block’ is a notepad that has an altitude of 200 pages. it is a solid pad of paper with contour lines cut into it.small numbers are printed onto the corners of the paper to indicate how many pages are remaining.

‘book mark’




from the river to the river, these book marks reproduce the major lakes of the world through 3D printing. the rivers that run in and out of these lakes are expressed with the strings of the bookmarks.

  • great work

    sissi says:
  • like very much

    zc zhou says:
  • Marvellous.
    I ould love to have them all.
    I will look for them

    Né Santelmo says:
  • Nice idea. I liked it, but the first picture is wrong. Actually Sakhalin and Kuril islands are still territory of Russian Federation, not Japanese.

    Gene Eugene says:
  • @Gene – Agree… Art meeting International politics could be dangerous… For example : Artist depiction of J&K in India is like taking sides… J&K still is integral part of India….

    Arjun Bakshi says:
  • cute

    ivan says:
  • Beautiful shape but tired of country issues. How about make it no borderline? Make it in one piece, or peaces.

    台灣人 says:
  • Taiwan and Hainan Island in the color should be exchanged.

    BLUEPOND says:

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