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Kasane no Irome - Piling up Colors

An installation design of Japanese Dance. Japanese have been piling up colors from olden times to express sacred things. Also, piling up the paper with square silhouettes has been used as a thing representing sacred depth. Nakamura Kazunobu designed a space that changes the atmosphere by changing to various colors with such square "piling up" as a motif. Panels flying in the air centering on the dancers cover the sky above the stage space and depict the appearance of light passing through the space that can not be seen without the panels. A space that draws light strikingly, develops Japanese Dance.

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Dab

A body sensor should be as unobtrusive as possible to have the smallest impact on the ordinary behavior of the patients under examination. The keys of invisibility are the low profile construction, technological innovation and the perfect adhesion to the skin. Dab is aimed to minimize medical instrument size by reducing electrode distances. The redesigned way of applying the sensor onto the body makes it effortless and intuitive. Thanks to these changes Dab can achieve better user experience, while significantly reducing disposable items, manufacturing and maintenance costs.

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Promising Ideas

Hao Li and Mengchao Wu created this animation for Unicef to explain how they've helped young people in remote areas connect to the internet, especially girls. First, the animation compares the difference in the number of boys and girls who have access to the internet in lagging regions, and the problems the inequality has brought to girls in those places. Throughout the film, Hao and Mengchao show how Unicef helped these girls access the internet and what has changed since accessing the internet.

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Space Paradox

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Outsiders

It is a lighting show that was staged at three different locations in Oakville (ON, Canada). The performance is fiction on the theme of Energy. In the story, the Outsiders came to Earth not as invaders but as highly intelligent creatures with a lot of knowledge to share with humans. The main point of the project: the energy is actually found inside of us. It is the foundation of human livelihood and maybe a key to solving the energy problem on Earth. To visualize the idea, the artist has designed lighting costumes using LED modules and zip-ties.

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Una Corda

The Una Corda Piano design departs from the traditional concept of acoustic pianos that consist of the technical piano surrounded by a furniture casing. The Una Corda design strictly focuses on the functional aspects of the instrument, the sound quality and the mechanical properties. For amplifying piano strings only the soundboard is relevant, stripping the instrument of a case allows the sound to travel freely to the listeners. The mechanical parts being visible adds to the educational experience whilst playing the piano, offering an insight into how the audible tone is actually created.

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Legendary designers and their award-winning works.

Design Legends are extremely famous designers who make our World a better place with their good designs. Discover legendary designers and their innovative product designs, original art works, creative architecture, outstanding fashion designs and design strategies. Enjoy and explore original design works of award-winning designers, artists, architects, innovators and brands worldwide. Get inspired by creative designs.

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