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Star Wars x Nendo paperweights.

Details: Japanese design studio Nendo has turned characters from the Star Wars films into a series of objects in abstract 3D shapes. Beyond the paperweights shown above, a wide range of applications is envisaged from kitchenware, such as cups, salt & pepper pots to jewelry such as necklaces, or beading several of them into bracelets.

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Says Nendo, “Many character goods have been made based on the film, with many based on 2D image manipulation. So we wanted to open up new possibilities by creating a simplified 3D form. For example, a consecutive repetition of Darth Vader’s concave eyes and mouth turned the object into the instantly recognizable character from every angle.”

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“The volume and the curvature of the characters were all adjusted to be more or less similar, all having a rounded top and concave base. This enabled the characters to be stacked on top of each other for different purposes. These designs are aimed at being used as a type of ‘material’, offering the opportunity to the designers and manufacturers who have obtained the licenses to develop their products based on these forms.”

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“The expansion of the product offerings can be infinite, which provides a whole new fun and creative aspect of exploring the possibilities that resides in characters.”

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The objects were designed for sale at Tokyo’s Seibu-Sogo department store.

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Source: Photos by Akihiro Yoshida.

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