kensaku oshiro's hole table for kristalia features a large oval cut-out
 
kensaku oshiro's hole table for kristalia features a large oval cut-out
apr 22, 2016

kensaku oshiro's hole table for kristalia features a large oval cut-out

kensaku oshiro’s hole table for kristalia features a large oval cut-out

 

 

 

the combination of kristalia’s technology with kensaku oshiro’s creativity has led to ‘hole’: a table featuring an original base with an oval cut-out. the inverted shape made from sheet metal has been produced using a process that involves many moulding and bending phases. the table draws influence from natural forms that have been consumed by time, looking specifically at the sculpted forms of rocks and stones, moulded by wind and water. kensaku oshiro attempted to recreate these sensations found in nature, through the ‘perfection’ of industrial production, by deliberately working on the contrast between clear cut lines and sinuous and organic ones. the table expresses a single concept in its most simple form, creating an original and unique design.

 

kensaku oshiro’s ‘hole’ table was presented at salone del mobile 2016.

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the inverted shape has been made using a process that involves many moulding and bending phases
image by paolo contatti / contratticompany

kensaku oshiro kristalia hole table designboom
kensaku oshiro attempted to recreate natural forms found within nature
image by paolo contatti / contratticompany
kensaku oshiro kristalia hole table designboom
image by paolo contatti / contratticompany

kensaku oshiro kristalia hole table designboom
the ‘hole’ table draws upon rocks and stones that have been consumed by time
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kensaku oshiro looks at the contrast between clear cut lines and sinuous and organic lines
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the oval shaped hole sits at the base of the table which supports a thin laminate or solid wood top
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concept sketch
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the designer’s sketches of the ‘hole’ table
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kensaku oshiro’s moodboard of inspiration
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a foam model of the ‘hole’ table
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the manufacturing process
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kensaku oshiro with his design
image by paolo contatti / contratticompany

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image by paolo contatti / contratticompany

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image © feruglio engineering

 

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