BORDER upcycles polycarbonate into furnishings for DESIGNART tokyo


rikiya toyoshima & shoumu taki exhibit at designart tokyo


Offered at DESIGNART Tokyo 2023, BORDER upcycles surplus hole polycarbonate right into a sequence of icy furnishings items. Designed by Rikiya Toyoshima and Shoumu Taki, this assortment breathes new life into the surplus, exploring the potential of those neglected assets as revolutionary inside options. The designers collected offcuts of those supplies from a joiner workshop in Okayama Prefecture, which have been initially used for doorways and home windows as a consequence of their transparency, warmth insulation, and sturdiness. Nevertheless as each bit is custom-made, this introduced a surplus problem because the items resulted in uneven sizes occupying cupboard space. In response, the designers processed the excess into skinny, uniform boards, and repurposed them right into a stool, desk, partition, and lightweight.

all photographs courtesy of Shoumu Taki



border: from plastic inside waste to icy furnishings


In a world marked by creation, mass manufacturing, and consumption, surplus is inevitable, usually destined for disposal. With this in sight Rikiya Toyoshima (extra right here) and Shoumu Taki (extra right here) acknowledged the untapped knowledge in repurposing these neglected supplies for BORDER. Collectively, they drew inspiration from the concept extra generally is a supply of creativity — whether or not it’s scraps of clothes turning into customized equipment, meals remodeled into an ecological recipe.


Taking a holistic strategy, the design duo crafted an idea that harmonized with the distinct sizes of the excess boards. They devised a joint building that capitalizes on the continual traces of the fabric, incorporating caulking materials—generally utilized in glass adherence in inside building—into grooves at each ends. The result’s a visually hanging piece that introduces an eccentric, unseen design aesthetic to on a regular basis areas.

BORDER upcycles surplus hollow polycarbonate into icy furniture for DESIGNART tokyo
honing the power and lightness of hole polycarbonate with dynamic mild reflections

BORDER upcycles surplus hollow polycarbonate into icy furniture for DESIGNART tokyo
Rikiya Toyoshima and Shoumu Taki unveil BORDER at DESIGNART Tokyo 2023

by Rikiya Toyoshima and Shoumu Taki
the designers processed the excess into skinny, uniform boards that form the brand new furnishings

by Rikiya Toyoshima and Shoumu Taki
undulating Partition



undertaking information:


title: BORDER
designer: Rikiya Toyoshima, Shoumu Taki

accomplice firm: Tanaka Kaken Co., Ltd. 

images: Tomoro Nakasuji



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