By taking an innovative vision, Daisuke Yamamoto incorporates diverse materials and craftsmanship into his design based on stories hidden beneath the surface, combining functionality with environmental awareness.
Daisuke Yamamoto is a designer based in Tokyo whose refined and holistic point of view on architecture and product design values an alternative approach to re-challenge the obvious through various research and development. By taking an innovative vision, Daisuke incorporates diverse materials and craftsmanship into his design based on stories hidden beneath the surface, combining functionality with environmental awareness. His concept lies in the dialogue between dystopia and utopia, seeking to enrich and question unlimited possibilities.
FLOW – a product series which creates a fluid material life cycle minimising industrial waste.
In a time where everyday recycled construction materials are disposed then, new construction begins, a so-called "scrap and build”, we shed light on the most used but disposed of material, LGS (Lightweight Gauge Steel), one of the most popular materials normally used in framing systems throughout the interior wall structure.
It is an attempt at a new approach where space is constructed with the assumption that it will one day be deconstructed, hence utilising and designing space with a material that holds the highest purity, then reusing it to reconstruct new furniture after deconstruction.
This product series FLOW came to life from this process, challenging in realising the fluid material life cycle.
This is a landfill, a place where volumes of used LGS (Lightweight Gauge Steel) are collected; an institute where the architect and craftsmen work hand in hand, constructing mind in mind to recreate what was bound to be disposed into something new; a process of disassembling to re-assemble.
Using our iconic material LGS, we transformed them into beautifully redesigned furniture. These materials that were formally used as walls and floors are not to be abandoned but to be brought back to life.
Mass consumption is usually processed as - think -> build -> waste. However, to realise a sustainable society, we take an approach forward; - waste -> think -> re-create. By integrating this additional feature into the design process, to re-create allows us to envision a new circulation of resources, unfolding infinite possibilities.
It is a place to empower and reflect our creative thinking towards our consideration for our future.