takuto ohta builds 'primitive' furniture set by stacking blocks intuitively

takuto ohta builds 'primitive' furniture set by stacking blocks intuitively

 

takuto ohta’s ‘innocent’ furniture series is driven by intuition

 

japanese designer takuto ohta unveils ‘innocent’, a peculiar furniture set made out of blocks with 45-degree cuts that can be stacked at various angles. the resulting compositions articulate, as ohta describes it, a ‘primitive’ tool bringing out the sensibility and imagination of stacking things according to intuition. ‘face the block and  don’t pay too much attention to the purpose or meaning you want to give it. I don’t think about what I’m making. I simply allow the laws of physics to take over,’ explains the designer. 

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all images courtesy of takuto ohta

 

 

highlighting the complexity of simple ‘building blocks’

 

ohta used colored masking tape to bind the 45-degree blocks together — creating a sober contrast with the light wooden texture. these masked ‘lumps’ of wood can then be combined to build a series of rich configurations and furniture pieces. from stools to benches and tabletops, the multi-colored blocks seem to transition from one ‘purpose’ to another quite effortlessly. ‘the creativity of building blocks, which can transform into rockets and buildings, shows the surprising complexity of letting things flow naturally,’ the designer reflects.

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the 45-degree cut blocks are binded by colored masking tape

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the height and length of each block set can vary greatly

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takuto ohta’s ‘innocent’ series includes tabletops to rest any object on them

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the angular edges help stack the blocks at various angles

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takuto ohta builds 'primitive' furniture set by stacking blocks intuitively
creating a simple bench with only three modular sets 

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showing the complexity in simple ‘building blocks’

 

 

 

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project info:

name: innocent
design: takuto ohta
type: furniture set
material: 45-degree cut wooden blocks

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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