Finding of the jury
Overall, jurors were positive about “Rovey”. It takes a very common product to a level where it becomes a clever, almost magical sculpture, deserving a special place in one’s environment. They found the form to be very balanced, which is what the concept is all about. More than merely a fan to move the air, it creates a kind of natural ambiance.
Jurors commented that its functions are very simple, yet clever.
The spinning motion is an important part of these functions. It becomes part of the wind itself, mixing the air, rather than just moving it. They found the overall effect to be more natural. It doesn’t require any particular system and, with its own source of energy, works anywhere it
2002 – 2006 Studies, Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan
2006 – 2009 M.A. Product Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
Since 2009 Product Designer, Fujitsu Design Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Since 2010 Join Studio .00, Tokyo, Japan
2003 – 2007 B.A. Product Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
2007 – 2010 M.A. Product Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
Since 2010 Freelancer, Studio .00, Tokyo, Japan