What would be the result of bringing automotive manufacturing techniques to furniture design? That question is answered brilliantly in a collaboration between Italian furniture design company Kristalia and Japanese designer Kensaku Oshiro. The Holo Desk is shaped from a single sheet of metal to create an impressive oval hole beneath the table top.
Its form – iconic, sculptural and imposing – is meant to convey a certain level of sophistication and power. Through clever structural design, the desk uses as little material as possible.
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Japanese-born Italian-trained designer Kensaku Oshiro gained his Master’s degree in Industrial Design in Milan. In June 2015 he opened up his own studio, and he has established himself as a renowned designer. Oshiro found his inspiration for this particular project in nature and things consumed by time. “I tried to recreate these shapes and sensations found in nature, through the ‘perfection’ of industrial production. To enhance its beauty, I deliberately worked on the contrast between extremely rigorous, clear-cut lines and soft, sinuous and organic lines, such as those of the base support.”
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