for Tokyo Nishikawa
In collaboration with the leading bedding manufacturer of Japan – Tokyo Nishikawa, which celebrated its 450 anniversary this year, Emmanuelle developed a new colorful bedding brand "yurariro".
Under the joint development with the famous production area of towel products in Japan - Imabari, Emmanuelle designed six types of next-generation summer blankets, focusing on colors and comfort (Summer blankets (resemble a large towel) are popular items in Japan, simply because they are light weight and washable.).
Along with the design quality, some concerns from users such as "difficult to dry after wash" and "piles falling out", were solved one by one by through knowledge and skills of artisans, improving the overall performance.
In addition to summer blankets, 4 variations of light "futon"(bedding) were also designed and manufactured in Japan.
With the concept "Touch colors in peace, see colors in joy. Wrapped in dancing colors, sleep comfortably in a colorful dream.", the new brand wishes to provide a comfortable and colorful sleep for spring and summer.
manufacturer : schönbuch
A cheerful, colourful world. The LINE MOUREAUX Limited Edition takes the play of colours into a new, exciting dimension. Whereas the classic version of this wardrobe element always has a one-colour paint finish, Emmanuelle has painted the rods in different colours. The fold-out coat rail is powder-coated in white.
Together, the multicoloured rods form a set of 5 that can claim to be a pure art installation, which catches the eye and will be a centre of attention in the entrance area despite its wall mounted position. It reflects the approach of this French designer, which is to use colour to shape space. Once again, LINE reveals its remarkable versatility.
manufacturer : schönbuch
Imagined as thin layers of coloured sheets scattered in the air, then settling randomly on top of each other, creating overhangs and recessions, the "Mille-Feuille" storage series, designed by Emmanuelle, and created by German furniture manufacturer Schonbuch was revealed at the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition in Milan. Employing her signature use of colour, Emmanuelle draws inspiration from similar but larger-scale previous explorations, such as her Sugamo Shinkin Bank (Shimura Branch) project.
The colourful storage pieces are handmade out of layers of lacquered MDF and come in three sizes, 21 layers for a multicolor cabinet, 12 layers for a green-blue low cabinet and 8 layers for a yellow-pink bedside cabinet, all containing "hidden" drawers.
The function of the "Mille-Feuille" may change according to the numbers of layers and the concept can be developed for other functions as a low table or a shelf.
manufacturer : kami no kousakujo
A paper version of the globally popular game Mikado.
The colorful gradations created by layered paper will add a splash of color to your table.
Pick sticks up one at a time from a pile of 41 without moving any of the other sticks. The person with the most sticks wins.
Carry the slim package with you to play anywhere, anytime and with anyone.
2010 - ongoing
manufacturer : TENUKORE
on sale in Japan only.
concept : The View from Scaffolding
"When I first visited Tokyo,
I was shocked by the city brimming with colors.
Bright colors overlapping and intermingling with each other,
buildings with different volumes,
layers of electric cables forming the cutout sky…
To my eyes that grew up in a town made of stone,
they appeared beautifully like a painting."
"Tenukore" is a project to ensure the future enjoyment of tenugui (thin cotton washcloths), through a variety of beautifully designed tenugui by several creators.
In collaboration with stationary maker, Maruman, "The View from Scaffolding" launched in Tenukore 2010, has been selected to be part of their new collection, which is now available as a loose-leaf binder and spiral bound notebook.
manufacturer : WAAZWIZ
"acrylic × komono" is a series of small products made of acrylic, that with beautiful layers of colors, illusions of refraction and reflection, create infinite expressions. It is the fruit of the collaboration between Emmanuelle, the acrylic brand Waazwiz and the Japanese cosmetic brand Pola, on SCV (Shizuoka Contents Valley Consortium) and Sachio Hihara's initiative. The prototypes were presented at DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2009. From spring 2010, the series is on sale at the Ginza store "Pola The Beauty".
An accessories box inspired by sageju or Japanese tiered lunch boxes. The parts can be arranged freely like a three-dimensional puzzle, making it possible to enjoy diverse combinations of colors. It allows for compact storage of cosmetics and accessories, and is also ideal to be used on the desk for storing stationeries and other articles.
kodachi / aroma
"Kodachi" ("grove" in English) is a stand for fragrance sticks. Colored acrylic boxes are rhythmically embedded into a larger transparent acrylic box, refracting and reflecting light as if they were soaking under water, creating beautiful illusions and infinite expressions.
A pen/brush stand with floating bands of colors made of piled up colored layers and acrylic of high transparency weaved into them. It is ideal for adding a florid touch to pens and make-up brushes for daily-use.
"Shikiribako" (a word play in Japanese meaning "box divided by colors" in English) is a transparent business cards holder, divided by beautiful layers of color. It adds color to the desk and makes arranging cards fun. The 12 shikiri or colored dividers are detachable.
kodachi / vase
"Kodachi" ("grove" in English) is a stand for flowers. Colored acrylic boxes are rhythmically embedded into a larger transparent acrylic box, refracting and reflecting light as if they were soaking under water, creating beautiful illusions and infinite expressions.
manufacturer : SUNFELT
Niji, meaning rainbow in English, is a new brand of felt products Emmanuelle designed and supervised for the felt maker Sunfelt Co.,Ltd. She created 16 new colors with 100% pure wool felt and turned them into stationeries designed to change the look and feel of the work environment.
manufacturer : Creative Works
mg (milligram) is a concrete furniture series Emmanuelle designed for the Japanese concrete maker Creative Works Inc., Ltd.
With their special techniques of using exposed concrete, they weigh only 1/20 of what concrete object weigh normally.
photos : Z chair