oniki layers 400 wires to create the CORD/CODE spatial installation in tokyo
 

oniki layers 400 wires to create the CORD/CODE spatial installation in tokyo

displayed in the ginza space gallery in tokyo, japan, oniki design studio (ODS) has created the ‘CORD/CODE’ exhibition. the project introduces the spatial design of the store through scaled models along with a new installation and a newly designed chair. the title of the work denotes how the pieces have been formed – from 400 wires and a simple code.

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the CORD/CODE installation is created by oniki using a very simple code. all of the cords are stretched horizontally; parallel to the floor. taking a close look at a group of codes nearest to the floor, there are four cords stretched in the longer direction of the room and four in the shorter direction. this is the basis of a single layer. the layer is rotated two degrees each time around the center axis of the room and piled up just below the mirror, counting 46 layers in total. the simple and straight code creates a complex and organic space.

oniki layers 400 wires to create the CORD/CODE spatial installation in tokyo designboom

 

 

the CORD/CODE chair is made of acrylic and stainless-steel wire. the six curved surfaces are shaped by horizontally stretched wires across u-shaped acrylic, which compose the seat and backrest of the chair. the curved surfaces are created by a total of 124 wires that are arranged to curve against the body, softly wrapping the person sitting. a code is given to the cords to create a design where the tension of the straight line and soft curve coexist. in addition, the overlapping curved wires are visible from the side and back of the chair with a clear acrylic base, giving it a sense of lightness as if the person sitting is floating.

 

oniki layers 400 wires to create the CORD/CODE spatial installation in tokyo designboom

oniki layers 400 wires to create the CORD/CODE spatial installation in tokyo designboom

oniki layers 400 wires to create the CORD/CODE spatial installation in tokyo designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: CORD/CODE

location: the ginza space, tokyo, japan

design: oniki design studio

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

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