Tokyo-based designer Daisuke Kitagawa, of Design For Industry, unveiled his latest collection at this year’s SaloneSatellite featuring furniture, furnishings, and accessories. With the theme being Scenery, Kitagawa took inspiration from travel and the surrounding cityscapes we encounter along the way. The scenes become memories ingrained in us and we attach feelings to them that we can recall at anytime. The collection aims to evoke those same joyful memories by scaling down some of those cityscapes and making them a part of everyday life.
The Floe coffee table offers plenty of storage space without the visual heaviness a solid table would have. Its stainless steel base reflects the light that filters through the two sheets of moveable glass surfaces. The glass can be arranged in various configurations based on the looks or your storage needs.
The Lattice cabinet goes for a more minimalist look by doing away with handles and instead designing sliding doors like shoji screens. The two sliding doors benefit from the grid-like pattern which allows you to grip anywhere to open them.
Inspired by universally used streetlights, Street is a pair of lamps that casts light down, much like a street lamp would do on a dark road at night. A hinge allows the angle of the light to be changed so the silhouette changes from a narrow line to a circle at the top.
Struct aims to be a thoughtful, comfortable chair that can be used for most any occasion. To add functionality, the design was made stackable so if you need more room, you can easily stack what you don’t need out of the way.
Lighthouse is a trio of tea light candleholders with a bold yet minimalist presence. The porcelain forms are heat and fire resistant and let light radiate through its thin walls. Since the candle itself is raised up higher than the base, you can easily hold it in your hand without burning yourself.
Composed of marble, the sculptural Ridge is a base to hold flowers. Unlike other vases which hold your flowers in a bunch, Ridge holds them in a linear fashion for a modern look.
Trio is a metal coat rack composed of three legs that join together at the top to form three hooks. A contrasting rattan shelf at the bottom can be used to hold hats, a bag, or a pair of shoes.