‘liquid tape cutter work’ by kyouei design

 

 

 

 

the dripping continues in the latest works of designboom friend kouichi okamoto of kyouei design with a lighting installation entitled ‘form of light force transmission’,and the ‘liquid tape cutter work’ in which he has developed a tape cutter that slices adhesive to look like fluid sliding down the wall. these two piecesare a continuation of the japanese designer’s affinity for the appearance of falling liquid which can also be seen in his ‘liquid bookmark’ and ‘liquid light’.

 

 

kyouei design: liquid tape cutter + form of light force transmissionthe device cuts the paper-backed tap to look like dripping liquid when arranged in a repeated pattern

 

 

 

 

the device used to form the wall mounted piece is equipped with paper-backed tape. drawing on the repetition of simple work and elements,when the user tears off the adhesive, a graphic pattern that looks of trickling liquid results–sticking the pieces of tape in their reverse cuts (top to bottom and bottom to top) creates this overall effect of fluid running down the wall.

 

 

kyouei design: liquid tape cutter + form of light force transmissionkouichi okamoto installation the ‘liquid tape cutter work’

 

 

kyouei design: liquid tape cutter + form of light force transmissionthe final outcome

 

 

the making of the ‘liquid tape cutter work’

video courtesy of kyouei design

 

 

kyouei design: liquid tape cutter + form of light force transmission‘form of light force transmission’

 

 

 

 

in ‘form of light force transmission’ okamoto explores the use of soldering in electronics and the transformation of metal components into liquidwhen the heat of a flux pen is applied to the element. in this work, okamoto has taken melted solder and instead of using it to join parts, has dripped them onto each other to create a pattern formed from the countless points in which the drops have fallen onto each other.these spots are then illuminated by electricity which passes over them.

 

 

 

kyouei design: liquid tape cutter + form of light force transmissionthe lighting work is composed of drops of soldered metal

 

 

kyouei design: liquid tape cutter + form of light force transmission

 

 

kyouei design: liquid tape cutter + form of light force transmissiondetail

 

 

the making of ‘form of light force transmission’ and how it functionsvideo courtesy of kyouei design