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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
stationery [EX-]
Business Owner
KOKUYO Co.,Ltd.
Category
Stationery and office supplies
Company
KOKUYO Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
21G030150
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

The series name "EX-" means "former." Office-use KOKUYO products such as receipt pads, survey field notebooks, and file boxes often have graphics and materials showing how to use them. The series removes these graphics and materials to reveal the essence of tools that we've usually taken for granted and never paid much attention to, and encourages users to freely create new ways to use them.

Producer

Kaoru Nakagawa, Go Hoshi, YOHAK DESIGN STUDIO, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.

Director

Taku Sasaki, YOHAK DESIGN STUDIO, KOKUYO Co., Ltd

Designer

Taku Sasaki, YOHAK DESIGN STUDIO, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.

More information

https://online-shop.think-of-things.com/collections/ex

Already on the market
2020/9/29

Evaluation

This is a series of redesigned planned products developed from standard stationeries for business use by eliminating characters, colors, and patterns. The playful manufacturing concept utilizing the symbolic nature of their products which has established stereotype images, and the simple and moderate design with minimal colors and forms are highly appraised. We also would like to emphasize that they utilize and revitalize existing production lines as new tools, including materials, printing, and processing.

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