illuminating puzzle

Kobe Biennale Grand Prize

illuminating puzzle

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With this toy, you can make various illuminated designs only by putting glass balls on the luminescent table as you like. The 150 cm squared table is large enough for multiple persons to play with this toy at the same time. In addition, it is possible to make three-dimensional designs by piling glass balls on top of one another.

Takasaki Art Manufacture Project Qualoe
Gunma Prefectural Women's University



Modeling designer and Associate Professor in design at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University
He has engaged in research on art and design to revitalize people and society and development of items that will enable people to come into contact with art casually (such as kinetic toys).


《Main exhibitions and awards》
1995 Design Award in the Graduation Work Exhibition of Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo University of the Arts Hall, Tokyo)
2010 Honorable Mention in the Contemporary Toy of the Year 2009 (Okayama Pref.)
2013 Second Prize in the 4th Kobe Biennale Creative Toys International Competition (Kobe City)
    Encouragement Prize at Institute of Environmental Art and Design Awards (Tokyo)
2014 Grand Prix at the 1st Creative Cedar/Cypress Toys Exhibition (Okayama Pref.)
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