Design Soil is a project from the Japanese product design department at Kobe Design University. The project, run by professors and students, seeks to re-evaluate design practices. It also allows young designers to create at at the pace they wish to create — a process that is very much similar to plants growing in soil.
“epilogue – prologue” is their latest project of nine designs in which they not only think about the beginning of an idea (prologue) but they also consider the end product (epilogue).
Steps by Kohdai Iwamoto.
A bench for a parent and child that can be used as the child grows
Growth by Ryosuke Akagi.
A coatrack that also measures one’s height with its movable hooks. Hang the person’s clothes on the hook that is hanging at their height.
Lovebird by Yuki Matsumoto.
A table that joins together to form one unit or when pulled apart can be supported against the wall.
31 by Ryo Mitao.
31 frames for each day of the month to store your precious things in to either display or to store your memories.
Outside In by Rie Asaka
Using durable corrugated cardboard past its normal lifespan to bring new life and repurpose it as the core of a desktop.
Fadeless by Nobu Miake
Vases for dried flowers as a way to show that their beauty remains long after a flower is picked.
Rollin’ Rollin’ by Hiromi Manabe
A stool that utilizes a sweater that no longer fits you. Unweaving the sweater and winding it on the big reel turns your old garment into a seat for your stool.
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