TORii  "Little Zen "

- desk & side table concept -

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Born and raised in the city of Tokyo,Japan, 

Japanese culture has always given me inspirations and creative perspective

 

A Torii (鳥居) is a traditional Japanese Gate commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto Shrine,

where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred

The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines

In this project, I aimed to explore a beauty of Torii 鳥居 and its culture 
by visually transforming it to a table set furniture concept ​"TORii"

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The function of a torii is to mark the entrance to a sacred space.

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domino joint for beams and leg
 


tabletop screwed together with underbeam
 


5 degree angled legs
 

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Technical Drawing - side table
 

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Technical Drawing - desk
 

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Sketch ideation
 

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- construction process -

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Final look

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