Sakura Adachi, born 1977, followed a long path of education and experience, starting to Tokyo, going through London, arriving to Milan in 2004. She cooperated with important firms, such as Bellini Atelier and Studio & Partners, till she decided to create her own brand: MORE THAN ONE. From her self-made production, two simple multifunctional examples: ECLIPSE and KOSMOS
Eclipse won the prestigious “Red Dot Design Award” prize. Eclipse is a simple bowl, but also two simple bowls: as two distinct celestial bodies – Sun and Moon – that gradually align their trajectories overlapping, the single bowls, thanks to horizontal rings, wedge in, becoming an unique object. The bowls, made in steel, powder coated, can be stacked, or used singly, or used together, showing the connection of the dark side with the bright side, almost to remember the intersection of Tao’s typical colours.
Kosmos is a universal, multifunctional object. His spheric body, that itself represents the symbol and the idea of the cosmos, contains the concepts of transparency and changing. Kosmos is made with thin strips of stainless steel. The strips can be easily open to put in everything you want. In the same easily way you can close the strips, to avoid objects going out from Kosmos. Flexibility and resistance of steel can be used also for other functions, such as lampshade for an hanging lamp, or to contain fruit. Kosmos is sold in his original spherical shape, but you can easily dismantle it for whatever you want to do. With the easily understood manual, you can go back and reassemble it.