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Zen design: Some of the standout designs at the show include the '15.0% Ice Cream Spoons' (above), which are made from aluminium so they can conduct heat from your hand to cut easily into frozen ice cream; the UnBRELLA, a smartly designed umbrella that opens inwards; and the Hiracle cherry blossom saucers, where a cherry blossom appears in the saucer only when it is used.

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Zen design: Some of the standout designs at the show include the '15.0% Ice Cream Spoons', which are made from aluminium so they can conduct heat from your hand to cut easily into frozen ice cream; the UnBRELLA, a smartly designed umbrella that opens inwards; and the Hiracle cherry blossom saucers (above), where a cherry blossom appears in the saucer only when it is used.

BT_20141003_SCHIDDEN3A_1298614.jpg
Zen design: Some of the standout designs at the show include the '15.0% Ice Cream Spoons', which are made from aluminium so they can conduct heat from your hand to cut easily into frozen ice cream; the UnBRELLA, a smartly designed umbrella that opens inwards; and the Hiracle cherry blossom saucers (above), where a cherry blossom appears in the saucer only when it is used.

BT_20141003_SCHIDDEN3A_1298614.jpg
Zen design: Some of the standout designs at the show include the '15.0% Ice Cream Spoons', which are made from aluminium so they can conduct heat from your hand to cut easily into frozen ice cream; the UnBRELLA (above), a smartly designed umbrella that opens inwards; and the Hiracle cherry blossom saucers, where a cherry blossom appears in the saucer only when it is used.

BT_20141003_SCHIDDEN3A_1298614.jpg
Zen design: Some of the standout designs at the show include the '15.0% Ice Cream Spoons', which are made from aluminium so they can conduct heat from your hand to cut easily into frozen ice cream; the UnBRELLA (above), a smartly designed umbrella that opens inwards; and the Hiracle cherry blossom saucers, where a cherry blossom appears in the saucer only when it is used.

Driving forces of Japanese design

Oct 3, 2014 5:50 AM

JUST what is it about Japanese design that makes it so attractive? An exhibition at the National Design Centre attempts to unveil its secrets.

Titled Hidden - Unveiling Japanese Design, the exhibition will feature more than 120 products, from glassware, tableware and furniture, to

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