mikiya kobayashi

items: top image, uki hashi chopsticks and bottom three images, mov stool
designer: mikiya kobayashi
photos via: daily icon and design territory
comments: uki hashi are chopsticks that are designed with enough curve to allow them to remain off the surface of the table, eliminating the need for chopstick rests. the mov stool is designed to be used at the beach as a seat when pushed into the sand. when not being used as a seat they can be flipped over to create a goal for soccer playing. the simplicity here of designs that get to the absolute essence of function and beauty and playfulness is captivating. check out mikiya's website for more of his work.