I have always been inclined to avoid conventional design, opting for a unique approach to every facet of life. It's when solutions take on a distinctive character that I find them captivating.
Ashiyane was born from a deep self-reflection, sparked by the question of why fruit bowls and containers seemed perpetually trapped in an unchanging mold. Rather than simply proposing a fruit holder, I felt a profound urge to re-envision its very essence. I thought about how a vessel meant for holding fruit could evolve into a sanctuary, where intertwined lines gently embraced and cradled the gifts of nature. In this transformative process, an extraordinary departure from the usual structure came to life.
At the outset, I visualized a cubic framework for this artwork, with branches akin to a "nest" nestled within. Far from the usual uniformity, it projects outward from diverse angles, embracing an asymmetry that dances unpredictably.
“Nurtured by Doves”
Beneath our house's eaves, doves create nests year-round, hatching and nurturing their chicks. Our home fosters this avian haven, and the gentle sounds of twig-by-twig nest-building and the chirping of newborns drew my focus to avian nests, influencing my design sketches. This piece serves as a reminder of the memories forged in our home throughout the years.