Kobe G8 Environment Ministers Meeting "Furoshiki"

Competition Details
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FUROSHIKI cloth

by create
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CREATION OF SPHERE DESIGN SYMBOLIZES -
Spheres of the earth and universe
Natural and deterministic chaos
Change, movement, vortices, fractals, patterns
Biomimicry imitating life and divine patterns of nature
Cycles and Seasons of life in the physical world
Matter cycling to continue energy
Variation of pattern to allow natural diversity = beauty in overall form
Balance of nature and modern science
Cause and effect, concentric ripples
Pattern of quads are reused, recycled and changed
Colors of fire, terrain, air
Rugged forces and forms of nature and mankind

CONNECTION TO KOBE G8 EVENT -
Sublime beauty of Japanese Sumi-e brush painting
with curved elements akin to Kobe City logo
Traditional black white and red hues of Japan
Blue for water and marine influence of Kobe's past history, present and future
Green as Kobe City brand identity and
Kobe's commitment to the environment and harmonious urban planning efforts
Cycles also symbolize Kobe's triumph and regeneration in natural disasters and environmental challenges

CREATION OF BLOSSOM DESIGN SYMBOLIZES -
(in addition to some of "Sphere" symbolism)
Design of natural sciences to be exacting in principle yet allowing for slight variation in natural duplication
Perfect form of circle symbolizes the nucleus of life
Patterned together makes a blossom of new beginnings and beauty
Individual brush strokes symbolize the loose swath of nature's influence over order of principles and pattern,
forming a grid of pattern itself

CONNECTION TO KOBE G8 EVENT -
(in addition to some of "Sphere" connection)
Blossom - cultural interpretation of the cycles of life
Pattern for Japanese Ukiyo-e wood block print
Reddish center circle mimics Japanese flag, with traditional black and white elements
Green as Kobe's logo and commitment to the natural environment

AESTHETIC & FUNCTIONAL TOKEN -
Patterns and colors are for unisex use and wearability
A product concept is only as good as it's execution into it's intended form, so - Artwork design layout is intentionally composed into geometric grids and patterns to assist in folding Furoshiki, by individuals not familiar to the concept or challenged by spacial manipulation. A typical 25 cm fold in from the outside corner of the cloth will roughly fall on an obvious and symmetrical point in the design that can be more easily repeated visually to create the useable form. A Furoshiki design for the non-folding rest of the world.