Takeshi Sawada

Image from kamina-c.com

Image from kamina-c.com

You might know designer Takeshi Sawada from kM's Sheep & Bambi chairs (produced by Elements Optimal). But that's not all this talented Japanese designer has in his repertoire. When designing objects, he believes each one has "the ability to bring a smile to our faces, heal, and sometimes even make us cry--jolting our emotions and bringing about new sensations" and always keeps in mind "the capacity of objects to evoke new feelings." Check out the website for his design studio, kamina&C, to see more of his products, including another animal-inspired chair, a fun and practical peacock, and a nature-loving desk. We love his work for its whimsy and playfulness, as well as strong function and immense practicality.