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Student Work | Kyoto University of Art and Design

Masahiro Minami takes us on another photo tour of a senior thesis exhibition, this time at Kyoto University of Art and Design. I am constantly amazed, inspired and then puzzled by the level of craftsmanship and creativity I see at these shows. Puzzled as in, where does all this talent disappear to after graduation? Does everyone join a Japanese firm where their innovation is suppressed and then extinguished? Anyway, let us move along to some of my top picks.

This bookshelf is like something right out of Alice in Wonderland.
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Imagine a grey world of washi paper and felt

If home appliances were inhabited by a community of tiny, industrious, architecturally advanced peoples. (I love this series)

What an awesome idea for a housing complex.


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5 Petya Design { 08.19.10 at 12:32 pm }

Wow, it’s amazing style. I like it. Especially second one