Kodai Iwamoto Japan, b. 1991

Overview

Kodai Iwamoto (b. 1991, Japan) studied product design at Kobe Design University in Japan. While studying for a bachelor's degree there, he joined a DESIGN SOIL, and when his studies at Kobe were completed, he moved to Lausanne in Switzerland, where he lived for 2 years, gaining practical skills at a master course in École cantonale d'art de Lausanne.

In “PVC Handblowing Project”, Japanese designer Kodai Iwamoto uses glass-blowing techniques to remodel plastic pipes into vases. Tokyo-based Iwamoto began his Plastic

Blowing project with the desire to transform a mass-produced material into a piece of art. He combines the "old-fashioned" manufacturing process of glass-blowing with cheap, readily available PVC pipes that are typically used in plumbing.

 

Works
  • Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    Kodai Iwamoto
    PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    31 (H) x 16 (DIA) cm
    € 245.00
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    Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    € 245.00
  • Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    Kodai Iwamoto
    PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    31 (H) x 16 (DIA) cm
    € 245.00
    More details
    Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    € 245.00
  • Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    Kodai Iwamoto
    PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    31 (H) x 16 (DIA) cm
    € 245.00
    More details
    Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    € 245.00
  • Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    Kodai Iwamoto
    PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    31 (H) x 16 (DIA) cm
    € 245.00
    More details
    Kodai Iwamoto, PVC Handblowing Project, 2018
    € 245.00
Biography

Exhibition

2020 - Exhibition Tour by REHOGAR X (Valencia, Spain)

2019 - Exhibition Tour by REHOGAR X (Madrid, Spain)

2019 - Meet My Project (Milan, Italy)

2019 - on Flower Power at La Galleria Nazionale (Rome, Italy)

2019 - DESIGN TRANSFIGURED at Georgetown University Art Galleries (Washington D.C., USA)

2018 - EX-PORTATION (Milan, Italy)

2018 - MATERIAL OF THE YEAR (London, UK)

2018 - Solo Exhibition at Adidas Originals Flagship Store (Tokyo, Japan)

2018 - Exhibition Tour by REHOGAR X (Barcelona, Spain)

2018 - Exhibition Tour by REHOGAR X (Donostia, Spain)

2017 - Re-Importation 02 (Tokyo,Japan)

2016 - Re-Importation(Tokyo, Japan)

2016 - Ventura Lambrate (Milan, Italy)

2015 - Photobooth by Ecal (Milan, Italy)

2014 - Ventura Lambrate 2014(Milan, Italy)

2013 - Salone Satellite 2013(Milan,Italy)

2012 - Salone Satellite 2012(Milan,Italy)
2012 - HABITARE 2012(Helsinki,Finland)
2012 - Eating in Open Air(Joint Project with Aalto University)(Tokyo,Japan)
2012 - Design Tide Tokyo 2012(Tokyo,Japan)
2012 - Living & Design 2012(Osaka,Japan)

2011 - Salone Satellite 2011(Milan,Italy)
2011 - Design Tide Tokyo 2011(Tokyo,Japan)

 

Education

2014-2016 ECAL, Master in Product design (Lausanne, Switzerland)

2013-2014 Kobe Design University, Ma Product design

2009-2013 Kobe Design University, Ba Product design

 

Award

2018 - Future Dome Prize Winner
2018 - Dezeen Award, Selected in Short List

2017 - Good Design Award
2017 - Thailand Green Design Awards

2017 - European Product Design Award
2017 - Kagoshima Design Award

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