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jun 03, 2011

kaori aoi: innocent blue

‘ring light’ by kaori aoi image courtesy of innocent blue

japanese designer kaori aoi creates home products under the moniker innocent blue.  driven by modernist optimism, her designs feature novel ways of integrating more light into the home.  an oversized ring-turned-lamp, ‘ring light’, for instance, subverts expectations of scale as well as a diamond’s natural light source.

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‘shine’ chair image courtesy of innocent blue

shaped like a diamond, the exposed construction of ‘shine’ chair allows simply for light to pass through its hollow structure.  the name of the project also draws attention to the natural luminosity of its referent.

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‘jou-jouer’ image courtesy of innocent blue

made of transparent acrylic, ‘jou-jouer’ is a set of toy blocks with translucent color panels to promote play with alternate configurations.  intended for adults and children alike, the toy is designed to combat the mentality of mass consumer culture and to encourage the development of imagination and creativity.

alternate configuration image courtesy of innocent blue

alternate configuration image courtesy of innocent blue

alternate configuration image courtesy of innocent blue

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