pinto hikima takanori and suzuki masayoshi
pinto   hikima takanori and suzuki masayoshi pinto   hikima takanori and suzuki masayoshi
nov 09, 2009

pinto hikima takanori and suzuki masayoshi

pinto was formed by takanori hikima and masayoshi suzuki in 2008. at designtide, during tokyo design week 09, they presented their ‘image exhibition’ of new work, which aims to stimulate imagination.

nuance clock

nuance is a wall clock with 12 height protrusions on its face. each of these creates a different shadow which change from different angles. you can choose the point of 12 o’clock from any edge. nuance clock

photo glass

this acrylic photo frame reduces the reality of the picture inside, getting viewers to try and imagine more clearly what the image is depicting.

photo glass

hikima takanori of pinto design portrait © designboom

one day image © designboom

trying to get people to slow down their pace through a more abstract expression. this 24 hour clock tells the passage of time by drawing a single circle on the sand per day.

one day

rin vase image © designboom

the flower inside this cone-shaped vase has no contact with the edge of the vessel. instead there is a small, single hole in which the flower is placed, allowing it to stand upright, independently from the vase.

a small hole within the vase allows a single flower to stand upright image © designboom

rin vase


this vase has an oval shaped base which extends upwards into a circular opening. depending on your point of view, the vase appears very differently.

view from this angle looks as if the base is smaller than its opening

view from this angle appears to have a wider base

view inside space


this box can sit on any of its four sides allowing you to also change the image of its inner space.


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