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"dot stripe" 2000-01aw

"dot stripe" 2000-01aw

At that time, I liked to observe preconceived notions, as if I were turning over a stone and looking at the other side of it. I think this interest continues to this day. "Polka-dot stripes," a word that sounds contradictory, is also from the perspective of the back side of a stone.

The state of coexistence of separate entities and the way we see them through new interpretations are major area of interest in my design. In this design, the idea is to draw a falling polka dot as if it were copied in a frame-by-frame fashion, so that the afterimage becomes a stripe.

In retrospect, it's a very simple idea, but I think it was the seed of interest in the possibility of a different point of view than common sense of minä , and its willingness to face the joys of the future rather than the conventions of the past. Various designs that followed seemed to branch off from the same trunk as the pattern, "dot stripe".

text by Akira Minagawa

photo by sono