A young Japanese designer and recent Northumbria University graduate Tatsuya Akita has recently realised this collection of desktop accessories for the British design brand Plant & Moss. Stemming from Akita’s ongoing ‘Scars of Production’ project which explores the manufacturing process and how it ’leaves the ‘scars’ [on products] as identities rather than obliterating any indication as to how they were made,’ the ‘Akita’ collection comprises three bold pieces: a desk lamp, tape dispenser and a pen stand.
More about the range:
‘The desk set range came from an investigation of ‘scars of production’. The intention was to exploit material characteristics: Concrete has weight, durability and a raw feel, the spun metal and turned wood relate to the function of the objects and result in a pure form.’