Lemnos

DROPS DRAW THE EXISTANCE, TENSION, FIREWORKS

design : Kanaé Tsukamoto

DROPS DRAW THE EXISTANCE
When Kanae Tsukamoto, the designer of this clock, noticed the shape made in the ground by a falling raindrop, she became aware of it as a gravitational form. Gravity works and can be felt directly, yet it can’t be seen or touched. She created this design as the image of gravity acting incidentally on the form of another object.

TENSION
Bringing out contradictory factors within the elements of a certain character creates a sense of tension. We expressed such an idea in a form.

FIREWORKS
After first developing a shape resembling three-dimensional lace, we eventually settled on a simple form on which you can accurately read the time at a glance. It ended up as a contrasting solid with a shape resembling a firework going up in the night sky as a point of wit.

 

red dot design award winner 2010(Germany)

DROPS DRAW THE EXISTANCE, TENSION, FIREWORKS

KC10-12
DROPS DRAW THE EXISTANCE

KC10-13
TENSION

KC10-14
FIREWORKS

KC10-12 / KC10-13 / KC10-14

Size
w116 × h113 × d50mm
Weight
290g
Material
Porcelain
Specification
Sweep Second

Kanaé Tsukamoto

Born in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. After working for several companies including Mitsubishi Electric Co., Ltd. she studied on a postgraduate course at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH) as a foreign student, on a scholarship from the YKK Yoshida Scholarship Association. She then moved to England and completed a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art (RCA). After working at Dartington Crystal Ltd and Queensbury-Hunt-Levine Design in London, she established Kanae Design Labo in 1999. Her designs are inspired by the theme “from the table to the surroundings.” She is a winner of the Design Competition Prize from Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in the U.K., an Excellent Prize from the Tableware Festival of Tokyo Dome, and a Good Design Award in Japan, in addition to a Red Dot Award in Germany, iF Award in Germany, Dezeen Award in UK etc.,
Her works are housed at the Gera Art Museum in Germany. 2009–2010, a Good Design Award panel member. 2013, a Nagasaki Design Award panel member. 2017 & 2019 iF Award jury member. Currently, works as an appointed professor for the Okayama prefectural University through the Kyoto prefectural University as a associated professor.
http://kanaedesignlabo.com/

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