Le studio de design japonais Nendo a transformé les personnages et vaisseaux des films Star Wars en une série de petits objets en 3d aux formes abstraites. Immédiatement reconnaissables, ces petites créations simplifient à l’extrême les contours de personnages iconiques comme Dark Vador ou Yoda, pour donner naissances à de petites pièces en 3d. Presse-papiers, salières, tirelires, pendentifs, les applications sont nombreuses et le designer Oki Sato envisage de nombreuses autres possibilités.
Nendo : “Many character goods have been made based on the film, with many based on 2D image manipulation. So we wanted to open up new possibilities by creating a simplified 3D form. For example, a consecutive repetition of Darth Vader’s concave eyes and mouth turned the object into the instantly recognizable character from every angle. The volume and the curvature of the characters were all adjusted to be more or less similar, all having a rounded top and concave base.
This enabled the characters to be stacked on top of each other for different purposes. These designs are aimed at being used as a type of ‘material’, offering the opportunity to the designers and manufacturers who have obtained the licenses to develop their products based on these forms. The expansion of the product offerings can be infinite, which provides a whole new fun and creative aspect of exploring the possibilities that resides in characters.”
Photographies : Akihiro Yoshida