Grynasz Studio To Showcase European Design Trends at Tokyo Design Week

By Katie Bone

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Warsaw-based Grynasz Studio, is getting ready to present their exhibit “Elements” at Tokyo Design Week in Meiji-Jingu Gaien Mae from November 2-7th. Organized in cooperation with Culture.pl, Elements will provide a narrative for emerging trends as explored by the multidisciplinary team of designers at Grynasz, working in collaboration with major European design companies and manufacturers. From collections of bowls, coffee cups, and spoons, to poufs and seats, the designs will showcase innovative ways of thinking about the products we use in day to day life and how they can be transformed to enhance their function.

The SLOW seat designed for MEESH, blends Polish woodworking technology with the traditions and experiences of Portuguese craftspeople, resulting in a compact piece of furniture that lends itself both as a storage container as well as a place to sit.

SLOW seat created for MEESH

SLOW is complimented by CORAL, a simple and elegant pouf inspired by organic structures and subaqueous colors, that inspires users to relax and slow down – a recent trend in the design world as the new concept of luxury appeals to comfort and wellness.

CORAL pouf from MEESH

CORAL pouf created for MEESH

NERO and MIODOWNIK, both 3D printed by Infinitech in stainless steel, look to the past to create thoughtful solutions to the simple act of drinking coffee or tea. Inspired by the Italian tradition of serving espresso in a heated vessel, NERO is designed to retain warmth for an extended period of time. Referencing the form of a honeycomb, MIODOWNIK is a honey spoon designed to prevent drips as the honey is transported from the jar to the cup.

NERO espresso cup printed in stainless steel

NERO espresso cup 3D printed in stainless steel

MIODOWNIK honey spoon 3D printed in stainless steel

Made in cooperation with the Karolina Porcelain Tableware Factory, the CZAJ collection is a family of tea cups, coffee cups and bowls. They’re designed to be stacked and easily stored, while the funnel-like opening at the top makes them easy to fill and prevents spillage.

The CZAJ collection

The CZAJ collection

Each of these elegantly simple designs can be seen at Tokyo Design Week from November 2-7th.

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