updates for industrial designer Kouichi Okamoto
plaster lamps (prototypes)
the Industrial designer Kouichi Okamoto founder of "kyouei design" has recently created these inspired plaster lamps.
material : plaster, wooden crutch(stand type), cotton gauze(hanging type)
year : 2008
It is a lamp made of plaster and wooden crutch/cotton gauze.
The designer took the shape from his leg by himself.
note: Plaster of is a type of building material based on calcium sulfate hemihydrate, nominally CaSO4·0.5H2O. It is created by heating gypsum to about 150 °C.
water clock (prototype)
One more latest design by Kouichi Okamoto, which I'm not really sure how the time goes by!
material : base-ceramic, balls-PP, neodymium magnet, clock movement.
yeah : 2008
size : 20cm x 20cm x 5cm (base)
Movement to which the needle made of the neodymium magnet adhered is built
into the plate made of the ceramic.
Please put a plate/glass, etc. and pour the water into them, and float on the water the balls that attached the neodymium magnets.
The hour hand and the minute hand were divided into N pole and S pole.
The ball that floats on water displays time.
The strongest magnets pull the balls and the balls tick away the time.
It can be used with the water and a glass/plate of your favor.
An interesting update about Kouichi Okamoto is that his Bulb lantern which was created for designboom mart in Stockholm Furniture fair 2008 is re-produced and is available for selling at his online shop
Kyouei design will hold their designer, Kouichi Okamoto's solo exhibition on the 12th July -13th July , 2008.
at : Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art(Japan)
"TWO DAYS & FOUR PRODUCTS"
Designer : Kouichi Okamoto