#Youngtalents: new perspectives from Japan

we+ a contemporary design studio established in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando in Tokyo. They develop their experimental approach to products, installations and graphics by combining unconventional materials and technology to shift perspectives.

Swarm is a series featuring a chair and vases with surfaces composed of aggregates of the same material. Their organic form is generated by many short steel wires being absorbed into the structure by magnetic force.

Orientation, density and overlapping of the steel wires are controlled by magnetic force to interact with each other. Also, since there is no single pattern, a unique and complex shape is created.

“Rather than simply designing shapes, we are use magnetic force to design a process that creates shapes” [Text A.M.] Photo by Masayuki Hayashi www.weplus.jp

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