Escape from the conventional form of cutter knife, The exquisite touch ‘Exqi’ proposes a new type of stationery. Exqi, which means ‘refined, delicate’ in french ‘exquis’, strive for ultimate elegance. The shape of diagonal cutting is applied as a whole consistently. It was visualized from the elaborated action of cutting something. Also, users can select according to the materials and purposes they want to cut. Colors and shapes can also be customized depending on user's taste or hand size. This can be seen as a project that has met both functionality and visual quality.
Unlike a regular pencil, where the design focuses on a ‘three-spot’ finger handling, and results in a big amount of opposing forces on a specific spot on the pencil, Artemis offers a handling which creates a ‘three-space’ concept for the fingers involved in keeping it. Instead of the holder keeping the pencil, the pencil itself is accommodating your fingers on it, without applying any pressure that eventually could influence the arm’s muscular tension.
Cork can be completely recycled and reused, the cork after recycled won’t be produce to make cork again. However, it can be used to make floors, wall panels and thermal insulation materials. Yes! Cork is a 100% natural product that is degradable and wouldn’t pollute the environment even if discarded. It’s one of the most used materials in the world, In numerous artificial or pure natural products, the industrial chains that cork covered, is the largest in all materials.
"Tsutsumu" was brought to life based on the Japanese custom of wrapping items carefully, such as "furoshiki (a piece of cloth used to wrap objects)" and "noshibukuro (a envelope used for gifts of money)". It is made by folding a piece of high-quality leather - beautifully, like origami - without using a piece of fastening material.Tsutsumu is designed to gently wrap users' important business cards. It is a palm-size masterpiece that looks stylish in business situations while also expressing users' elegance.
The design redefines the piggy bank and makes a paper money bag for the image of candy packaging, so that the paper bag has certain functions and expectation. When it is full and tearing open, getting a full coin is like the joy of getting a candy, giving a new psychological feeling to the money-taking behavior. The one-time material makes "carrying" and "taking" a very conflicting behavior. Once the seal is opened, the piggy bank loses its "storage" effect, leaving only a sweet feeling like candy.
Idea and Plan series are designed to ease the daily burden of keeping track of to-do lists, organizations, meetings and ideas. The design process started by studying various bullet journals, organizers and sketch notebooks from different brands’, followed by a Q&A among friends and family to get a better grasp on different ways of listing and sketching. Idea and Plan series needed a different perspective. Through word play, contrasting colors, typography and self explanatory content, the series were designed to add a splash of color and fun to one’s daily responsibilities.