Year / 2018
Client / MCXT (Material Connexion Tokyo) and
Sumitomo Forestry ltd.
Canopy is a roof gently creating a place within a space, which is for from a person to some people and for relaxation or concentration. A mild and calm spot can be easily installed in a public space like working place. For meeting, chatting, browsing, waiting or resting, it can serve for many situations.
Desktop Forest and Canopy are designed for an exhibition, Material Design Exhibition 2018, organised by Material ConneXion Tokyo. For the exhibition, they produced collaborative projects by matching companies with designers, and Kosuke's company was Sumitomo Forestry.
Sumitomo Forestry has research data on the benefits wood brings. The project brief was designing something which can make a public appeal of their data in a tangible format. Kosuke focuses on the ones related to space and has conceived this idea, because, according to their data, being surrounded by wood brings many befits, such as, the passage of time is felt slower, light bounced by wood becomes soft and easy on the eyes, better concentration and relaxation are brought.
Concept: Kosuke Araki
Design: Kosuke Araki, Akira Muraoka
Research and Development: Kosuke Araki, Akira Muraoka, Sumitomo Forestry
Production: Sumitomo Forestry Crest
Photo: Masami Naruo, Kosuke Araki
*A Registered Design (owned by Kosuke Araki, Akira Muraoka)
Nominated for the Workplace Design category of Dezeen Awards 2020.