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Ryota Akiyama’s Urethane Foam Furniture

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Ryota Akiyama is redefining furniture design with his innovative approach to materials and form. Based in Mashiko, Japan, Akiyama’s latest collection, ROCKY, is a testament to his creativity and craftsmanship. Using urethane foam as his medium, Akiyama transforms this typically soft and pliable material into rugged, rock-like objects that blur the line between furniture and art.

Custom furniture design takes on a new meaning in Akiyama’s hands. By tearing up urethane foam and applying a special paint, he creates a series of blocks that resemble primitive rocks. These blocks are then carefully assembled to form chairs, tables, and benches, each with its own unique silhouette and texture. The result is a collection that challenges our perception of furniture, inviting us to reconsider the boundaries between functionality and aesthetics.

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Akiyama’s process is as fascinating as the final pieces themselves. He considers factors such as the amount of force used when breaking the foam and the individual differences in the cavities that occur during the manufacturing process. By restoring the cross-sections to their original shapes or changing the way they are stacked and arranged, he is able to create a range of furniture objects that are as visually striking as they are functional.

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Adplusl Design Studio is proud to present Akiyama’s work, which embodies our philosophy of pushing the boundaries of design. Like Akiyama, we believe that design should not only be visually appealing but also challenge conventions and provoke thought. The ROCKY collection is a perfect example of this, as it invites us to reconsider the materials we use and the forms they can take.

In a world where mass production often takes precedence, Akiyama’s work stands out as a testament to the power of creativity and individuality. Each piece in the ROCKY collection is a unique expression of Akiyama’s vision, inviting us to see furniture not just as functional objects, but as works of art that can inspire and delight.

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