Ripples "Like a River" / Design: Toyo Ito, 2006 / Ripples “Like a River” is a system of two modules suitable for public spaces given its limitless composition possibilities. This enveloping seat, carved with mastery, connect its various elements in a continuous, seamless fashion, so it never breaks the elegant polychromatic effect of wood, a hallmark of Toyo Ito’s works around the world.
Design: Toyo Ito, 2003 / In designing Polka Dots, Toyo Ito placed multiple methacrylate, circular inserts in apparent disarray on the doors, in stark contrast to the strict and minimalist structures of this piece of furniture. This graphic idea is reminiscent of Tokyo’s Za-Koenji theatre, also designed by the great architect. The inserts represent a multitude of dots that seem to fly gently upwards and that, upon turning the interior lights on, create a magical play of lights and shadows.