Mist_design Kensaku Oshiro: order/disorder, deepness, suspension.
“Mist” sets out to explore a new way of perceiving mosaic.
The laws of visual perception, and the pattern’s visual order, are manipulated in a kind of trompe l’oeil, giving the surface a more seamless continuity through space.
Thanks to the different joint sizes, two orders of elements – one horizontal and the other vertical – are visually overlapped on two levels; which one the eye perceives will depend on the viewpoint.
Just as the fog suspended in air reveals its form, “Mist” unveils new ways of reading a surface within its spatial dimension, enriched by an innovative sense of depth.
Kensaku Oshiro was born in Okinawa, Japan, in 1977.
After gaining a Master degree in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999, he began working with various studios until 2004, when he joined the design team at Lissoni Associati where he worked until 2012.
He then moved to London to join BarberOsgerby studio and, in 2015, he opened his own studio in Milan.
Kensaku has taken part to numerous exhibitions and competitions and has obtained a range of prestigious international awards: in 2016 he has been nominated EDIDA Young Designer Talent by Japan Edition and in 2018 received the Rising Talent Award Maison&Objet Paris.
Among Kensaku’s collaborations: Boffi, De Padova, Gan, Interiors, Kristalia, Ligne Roset, Mosaico+, Muji, Poltrona Frau, Viccarbe.