Satoshi Itasaka is the president and head designer of h220430, a product label of Design Labo Inc. Like Iain Howlett, you can expect far from ordinary designs in his portfolio. The architects’ designs focus solely on lighting and furniture, and sends messages across to users to rethink and act upon social issues. Satoshi skillfully designed an Owl Chair to enrich children’s activities, and a Balloon chair to encourage uplifting thoughts when you’re feeling down. The latter was inspired by a French movie, “Le Ballon Rouge” (1953). What is life? The Birth chandelier poses this question. Its design was inspired by the faint light that emanates from the ovum at the precise moment of fertilisation. Satoshi intends for observers to rethink the significance of life.
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