Contest Results – watch more Japan project
Winning designs for “Watch more Japan project” to be commercially realized
The “Watch more Japan project“, a collaborative effort between loftwork.com and watch studio dedegumo, was held between March 27th and May 7th. During that time, we are pleased to report that we received over 140 watch designs. Our deepest thanks to all those who participated in the event. At last, we are happy to announce the winners of the dedegumo prize and the loftwork prize.
The winning designs will be displayed at this September’s Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2012, and subsequently will be developed into fully-realized products. Furthermore, at the request of dedegumo, four additional works will be recognized for their exceptional creativity, and awarded an honorable mention.
Those designs which are awarded the Dedegumo prize and Loftwork prize will be commercialized and be placed on display at this September’s Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2012. In addition to receiving the completed commercial version of each watch, the winner of the Dedegumo prize will be invited to the Hong Kong fair, and the winner of the Loftwork prize will be invited to a special tour of the Kyoto-based Dedegumo watch studio.
designed by shichigoro
About this Work:
I designed this with the Kyoto’s Genkouan Temple’s Enlightenment Window in mind. It is said that “The Enlightenment Window represents the mind of ‘Zen and Entsuu’, with the circle being a depiction of the universe.” Since the Japanese title of this project was something along the lines of “Japan’s Beautiful Time”, I felt that the Enlightenment Window was an appropriate connection to make.
I’m hoping those who see this design get a sense of how beautiful the interweaving of light and shadow can be when seen in Japan’s historical architecture.
About Receiving the Prize:
I’m incredibly happy to have been selected the winner of the Dedegumo prize.
I don’t have any background in product design, so this was a totally new world for me. But I really had a wonderful time participating and creating the design.
A lot of people were kind enough to have a look at my work, and I was really thankful to see that a lot of people on Twitter and Facebook were making comments and saying how much they “LOVE IT!” and so on. I really enjoyed being able to see reactions to so many different creations. Thanks to everyone involved.
designed by Midori
Since the overarching category was “Japan”, which is rather broad by itself, I wanted to see what would happen if I took some of the mood of Kyoto, where Dedegumo is located, and then added a bit of the flavor of traditional Japanese clothing accessories. The source for the idea came from a woman’s coin purse. I was aiming to make something that was relatively simple and retro enough that it would fit with Japanese-style dress, like a kimono.
It was a really fun undertaking, and constantly being able to see a range of new design angles was really a learning experience for me.
Being awarded this prize is like a dream for me. Thank you very much.
Honorable Mention Recipients
Honorable Mentions were awarded to those creators who approached the competition with particular zeal or ambition, and whose designs were exceptionally creative. Each winner will receive a handmade watch from Dedegumo as an award.
*These designs will not be turned into commercial products
Competition Overview | Category A: Toys (“Play”)Paper comes in a wide variety of colors and textures and is capable of directly stimulating our visual and tactile senses. This category calls for paper toy designs made with digital fabrication tools that enable highly detailed work, combined with c…2013/05/15
Vol.2 | Vol.1 | About | How to submit | Submitted works | Contact usSeeking design ideas for a new product that uses Neal’s Yard Remedies’ beautiful blue bottleBorn in London in 1981, Neal’s Yard Remedies have been manufacturing and selling organic products, which promote good health and are environ…2013/05/10
Results ｜ Contest top ｜ Overview ｜ How to Submit ｜ View EntriesThe winning designs for our “East Meets West” design challenge have been selected!“Global T-shirt Design Contest Threadless × Loftwork.com” was our t-shirt design contest where we called on creators from all over the world to submit th…2013/04/09