We live in a world of countless tangled things,
many of them share a line or surface
with each other while there are
boundaries separating them
and giving them their distinctive shapes.

By creating these boundaries
between things is
how we try to acquire
knowledge about the world.
Thus, whether they are real or
virtual lines made by our imagination,
It is somehow these boundaries
that are constructing
the outlines of the world we know.

But what are these boundaries?
What is happening there
and what can be created there?
The boundary lines have width
and if looked at closely,
these boundary surfaces have thickness
and inside these spaces
between different objects,
something must be happening.

We try to look inside these boundaries
and create furniture and interior elements
inspired by what is happening there.

  • Blue

    pendant light
    Mizuho NISHIDE
    Size: φ620 x H.1900
    Material: polyester yarn, plywood,vulcanized fibre

    Blue is a pendant light, featuring a dramatic lighting that represents water or rain.Myriads of blue yarns hanging like falling streams of water, cloak the light like a shroud and create a light pillar.The light adds a sense of depth to assemblage of blue yarns and projects countless fantastical bands of light and shadow.It create a view that conjure up images of light, streaming down on the bottom of water or glistening off the rain.

  • In the Wall

    hanging board
    Kohei KAMIMURA
    Size: W.440 x D.40 x H.2200
    Material: plywood, steel, leather

    What if a space could be created by peeling off a piece of the wall? In the Wall is a void between wall and its skin. An object definable as something between a furniture and wall . It creates a compact storage space while keeping the wall surface untouched and clear. It has racks on the inside of its slender plain surface, not only for hangers but also for optional parts such as open pockets or hooks to hold various objects.

  • Kaleido

    Junichiro OSHIMA
    Size: W.1000 x D.300 x H.1500-1700
    Material: nylon, rubber, beech

    Lines that are a symbol of boundary gradually become a surface by growing in density. "Kaleido" is a partition to make a boundary and divide a space by creating a beautiful surface using groups of lines. By rotating the discs that hold the line groups, various patterns and densities can be achieved. The hight of the screen is adjustable by manipulating the folding leg. Kaleido generates rhythm for various scenes and spaces either by percolation or blinding.

  • Maurits

    side wagon
    Ayako HIOKI
    Size: W.440 x D.435 x H.595
    Material: plywood, mirror, polyester yarn

    When a phenomenon occurs different from how it is expected, it creates confusion,doubt about our senses or even the laws of universe. This is quite eerie but at the same time pleasant and curious. Just like how “trompe l’oeil" keeps fascinating people all around the world. Distortion of space, hovering objects, gravity reversing and so on. Maurits uses such concept to outfox us and create an experience on the brink of the reality and fantasy.

  • Node

    Nobu MIAKE
    Size: W.1300 x D.300 x H.350
    Material: ash

    Cutting through a solid object halfway from the top and halfway from the bottom,leaves no thickness in the middle and cuts the object apart. But when the cut line of one side, is angled to the cut line of the other, on the intersection of the cut lines the thickness-less part turns into a hole as big as the width of the cut lines and the solid stays as a whole. repeating the same process creates an interesting mesh like solid. Node is a bench created by such process with legs that are put inside those cutlines and holes.

  • Ripple

    table/wall organizers
    Hiroyuki IKEUCHI
    Type WW / W.235 x D.60 x H.150
    Type WT / W.80 x D.140 x H.195
    Type R / W.130 x D.76 x H.34
    Type S / W.80 x D.81 x H.38
    Material: black cherry, hard maple, walnut, mountain cherry, marble, slate

    When a paper is sandwiched between two matching surfaces, it traces the sandwiching surfaces’ and extends their shape into the space. Now if the sandwiching surfaces are curved, then paper is also shaped into a curved surface and creates a strong structure. Ripple is a series of solids that not only act as paper weight, but also are using this phenomenon, being pairs of matching solids, to turn paper sheets into stiff surfaces functioning as trays, vases or little shelves.

  • Twilight

    display case
    Seiju UDODAIRA
    Size: W.440 x D.150 x H.200
    Material: glass, polarizer, PET film, plywood

    Twilight is a display case, that represents the changing colours of sky, through every minute of the evening towards night.When disks made of polarizer layers are rotated, colours of the them changes from dull orange through smoke grey into a deep blue.Besides, The colour of the overlapping parts of two disks changes too and also the colour of the objects inside the case are influenced by the colour of the disks, just like what happens to objects under a changing evening sky.

  • Up

    floor light
    Yuji SUZUKI
    Size: φ.300 x H.1550-2050
    Material: oak, polypropylene, steel strip, nylon cord

    The bent rectangular lampshade of Up curves cylindrically and rises gradually by pulling its cord and when fully raised, it up stands at a burst, as if a sail is catching the ocean winds.It lights down gently when flowing and lights up boldly when fully raised.

  • Warp

    hanger rack
    Jun AKADA
    Size: W.280 x D.35 x H.1400
    Material: steel strip, hard maple

    An steel flat strip forms a curved surface by being pressed into a smaller length while it is still flexible enough to easily change from concave to convex just by pulling or pushing.You can hang a hanger or scarf, put up a shelf or clip a paper between these concave and convex steel strips. The simple act of curving steel strips, gives Warp various possibilities, flat strips could not have.