Fragile Flower vase by Takahiro Yamamoto

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Fragile

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Flower vase

INSPIRATION:
Some time I saw that some people use a empty bottle as a flower vase at cafe. I think that the bottle shape make sense for flower vase. Because the glass bottle can contain water, and mouth of bottle support a long flower.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This flower vase name is Fragile. Fragile is an attachment that converts a drinking glass into flower case. Basically fragile materials usually are not suited for products, However I feel that they have a beauty which other materials do not. This flower vase evokes this kind of beauty.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Attach the net part on the drinking glass.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This product was exhibited and sold at de bijenkorf, and exhibited at Dutch Design Week 2014.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
When the net fabric is heated,It becomes hard. This discovery allowed me to create 3D form.The making process consists of three steps. First I cut the material. Then I wrap it around the mold. Finaly, I heat it with a hot air gun to seal the shape.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The size is depend on the glass, but basically 75×75×250(mm).

TAGS:
Flower vase, Heat, Net material, Fragile

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
At that time,I have interest on 3D printer. So I did research on 3D printer, I knew that there are a lot of 3D printing methods. I noticed that some 3D printers have a poit in common. The point in common is to use heat. The source of heat is different. Some 3D printer use laser, other 3D printer use heater. So I got key word for this project. That is “Heat”.

CHALLENGE:
The most difficult point is to know a temperature of heat gun. because If the temperature is low, the net fabric couldn't keep the shape, But If the temperature is too high, the net material is melted.

ADDED DATE:
2016-03-28 22:26:04

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Takahiro Yamamoto, 2015.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Takahiro Yamamoto

PROFILE:
Takahiro Yamamoto is Japanese designer.Basically He doesn't use special material which is already have super high value. Because He really believe that there are a lot of beautiful and surprising face of material which we doesn't know still, If the material is very common. So He try to search new things in the daily staff.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Fragile Flower Vase by Takahiro Yamamoto is a Nominee in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Fragile Flower Vase by Takahiro Yamamoto is Winner in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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