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eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Tokyo 2010: designer Emmanuelle Moureaux presented eda, a prototype lightweight, modular product that combines to  create cloud-like forms, at DesignTide Tokyo 2010 earlier this month.

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

The installation of eda, which means 'branch' in Japanese, consisted of 2,000 interlocking carbon twigs.

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Moureaux suspended coloured twigs from the ceiling and used white ones to create a free-standing structure on the floor.

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

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eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

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eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Photographs are by Nacasa & Partners.

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Here's little bit of text from the designer:


eda by emmanuelle moureaux

Beauty shown by plants in the natural world. Spreads of trees, colors of flowers, flows of leaf veins, linkages of cells. Everything is in a systematic harmony. In eda, forms are determined according to the natural system.

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

eda is assemblages of fine lines. Each line exists straight, And large complexities contain small simplicities. Biological forms overlap rhythmically, Link air with another and create new space orders. (“eda” meaning “ branch” in Japanese, is a product which creates spaces)

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Design: emmanuelle moureaux
Prototype fabrication: ACM Inc.
Material: carbon
Weight: 2.5g / eda
Size: 250mm
Colors: 16 colors + white

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2010 (2010/10/30-11/3)
For the first exhibition of “eda”, Emmanuelle designed an installation using 2000 pieces (eda). 900 colorful “eda” (suspended type) and 1100 white “eda” (standing alone type) composed and structured the space.

eda by Emmanuelle Moureaux

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