Posts tagged as 'Nosigner'

'Unit' by Nosigner for 'AWA'

'Unit' by Nosigner for 'AWA'

The Japanese Designer Nosigner started a new collaboration with the Tokushima Wood & Bamboo Industrial Cooperative Society Confederation and founded the new wood furniture brand ‘AWA’. Their new collection will be presented at this year’s Designtide in Tokyo.

'Unit' by Nosigner

'Unit' by Nosigner

“Tokushima was once called the country of Awa, the tradition of wood furniture was initiated by ship builders. Thus, AWA decided to go back to its Tokushima woodworking roots to form this new and yet traditional project to bring Japan’s wood working culture into the future.”

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

more Nosigner products @ Architonic

‘Kanpyo Udon’ – packaging by Nosigner

Mon 19.10.

‘Kanpyo Udon’ – packaging by Nosigner

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 19.10.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Wrapping Paper for 'Udon noodle' by Nosigner

Wrapping Paper for 'Udon noodle' by Nosigner

Our friend Nosigner from Japan designed this delicate packaging for the Japanese ‘Udon noodles’ new branding campaign. ‘Udon noodle’ is a product composed of gourd powders. It is manufactured by Chamber of Commerce of Oyama in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Oyama is a major producing district of ‘Kanpyo’ – these are gourd strips, which are used for Japanese dishes such as Sushi roll. The producer needed a new brand which shows presence of both ‘Kanpyo’ and ‘Udon noodle’ brand for the future Kanpyo branding strategy.

The big face of Kanpyo (gourd) character with Japanese calligraphy was printed on the package, by Nosigner

The big face of Kanpyo (gourd) character with Japanese calligraphy was printed on the package, by Nosigner

Here is what Nosigner explains:

“For making the new brand, I focused on two tasks of design. One was to make the friendly design which would be remembered at one glance at store. The other one was to make the high class design which was able to compete with other traditional high class Udon brands. To solve these seemingly-contradict tasks, I made the new character of Kanpyo(gourd) with the touch of traditional Japanese calligraphy drawn on Japanese paper.”

Gift package made from white cardboard bob paper – to imitate a bundle of Udon noodle with a ribbon

Gift package made from white cardboard bob paper – to imitate a bundle of Udon noodle with a ribbon

“By elaborating the package design to make the product classy for representing the good quality of noodle itself, the package became the high-class brand design product beyond a usual character products.”

Paper bag, by Nosigner

Paper bag, by Nosigner

“Paper bag has silhouettes of Udon noodle when it was dehydrated. When the straps of the bag are hanged down, these straps disappear by mixing with the silhouettes.”

The whole packaging set, designed by Nosigner

The whole packaging set, designed by Nosigner

Recently Nosigner recieved this year’s Platinum Award for the food category of the PENTAWARDS. Congratulations!

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Sat 9.5.

‘AWA’ collection by Nosigner

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 09.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Tr/Sq/Rh' by Nosigner

'Tr/Sq/Rh' accessory cases and pen stands by Nosigner

The young Japanese architect Nosigner recently showcased ‘AWA’, a new range of furniture he created in collaborative work with Tokushima based traditional Japanese craftmanship. Like his previous works this collection shows as well Nosigner´s focus on the cultural background of his pieces. The craftmanship, the material or the apperance – all his works subtly contain some tradiational, original Japanese aspects.

“‘Tr/Sq/Rh’ is a series of products of accessory cases and pen stands. Their shapes are triangle, square and rhombus. Each box has magnet on sides and by combining a few of them, you can make a geometrically beautiful shape autonomously and make larger structure as if material structures combined with a few of elements to be seen in chemical formula.” Nosigner says.

'Squares' by Nosigner

'Squares' by Nosigner

“SQUARES are accessory cases which were designed by these rectangle. The surface was polished by piano finish with sheepskin, which is a unique technique of making traditional mirror stand in Tokushima prefecture, Japan. Whole drawers of SQUARES are not open until the center drawer is open. This is a traditional trick used for Japanese drawer.”

'Squares' by Nosigner

'Squares' by Nosigner

to the Nosigner collection @ Architonic

to the Nosigner interview (2007) @ Architonic