Photos by Yusuke Tatsumi
It's not every day that bubble wrap's noise-begging bubbles take center stage in design—you'd more likely see it protecting another design in a box. But Fukusada good Yu's pieces—titled Chameleon Ceramics—for the "Experimental Creations" exhibit at the Light Box Studio Aoyama in Tokyo turns heads with everyday surfaces and textures.
The show is a part of Ao-Fes 2013, a CMF (color, finish, material) design event that took place in Japan last week. Fukusadar focuses on different surface textures and the experimental design process. "I was focused on the charm of the surface that can be observed from the viewpoint of surface texture material around us every day," he says on his website. "'Experimental Creations' is not an exhibition to show final products. It focuses on showing an experimental design process of materials. It aims to express the creativity and originality of designers clearly by showing that process and semi-designed idea which is able to adapt to many possibilities of final products."
The exhibition also included work from 3-1 Design, STUDIO BY COLOR, Kenji Fukushima, Daisuke Motoki, bounce and one-tenth.