A new series on the theme of the shape of Japan “ZOOM rhyme”
Award for International Design Award RedDot Design Award 2018

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Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. (President, Akihiro Ogawa, head office, Kita-ku, Tokyo), the theme of the shape of the Japan “Zoom/Zoom” and the water-based ballpoint pen “Zoom rhyme (Chopsticks)”, which was released in November last year, “Zoom rhyme Sand Crest (()”), 2018 “RedDot Design Award” * was awarded.
This is the ninth time we have won the award. In the International Design Award, the award, which is based on the theme of Japan-specific modeling and sensibility, has been highly valued.
The award-winning “ZOOM rhyme Chopsticks” is a ballpoint pen with Japan chopsticks as the motif. It is a feature of the shape of chopsticks Japan The cap head is rounded toward the crown at the corner, and Kanazawa foil of gold leaf and platinum foil reminiscent of the chopstick belt.
At the same time, the “ZOOM rhyme Sand Crest” is a ballpoint pen with the motif of the sand crest in the garden style and the dry landscape. The geometric pattern of the aluminum shaving was likened to a sand crest. The pen features a rare upright drum-shaped shape.
Together, the designer is the special art director of the Creative Design Group, our product Planning department, Kazunori. glues
According to the organizers, there were over 6,300 submissions from 59 countries in 2018.

* “Red Dot Design Award” is an international design award sponsored by Germany Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia). Products that have been commercialized within two years will be judged on the basis of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology, etc., and the winning work is decided.
Organizer URL RedDot Design award: http://en.red-dot.org/

Zoom Rhyme Chopsticks Http://www.tombow.com/sp/zoom/products/hashi/
Axis color: Gold (Kogane)/Shirokane (Shiro)
Price: 15,000 yen (tax not included)

RedDot Design award2018 Description
Design pen on a motif of chopsticks (Hashi). A unique artistic interpretation of Japanese culture and spirituality. Chopsticks are one of the important elements in the Japan food culture. The essence of chopsticks as a tool to symbolize the eloquence and subtlety of Japan; Expressed in the accent of the line and the Kanazawa foil; Gradually changing from square to round. Graceful Kanazawa foil shines against a jet-black body; Resulting in a beautiful production. 99 of Japan’s gold foil is produced in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. Craftsmen hammer until the ultra-thin foil is only 1/10, 000mm thick. Great skill and experience is required.
The motif of “chopsticks” is a design pen that expresses the Japan culture and spirituality in its own interpretation. Chopsticks are one of the key components of Japan food culture. The essence of chopsticks, a tool that symbolizes the delicacy and finesse of Japan, was expressed in the from Square Maru’s slowly changing line and Kanazawa foil accents. The elegant Kanazawa foil that shines in the jet black will produce the hand beautifully. 99% of Japan gold leaf is produced in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The thickness of the foil that the craftsman extends is ultra-thin with a millimeter of only 10,000 minutes. Skill and experience are required.

Zoom Rhyme Sand Crest Http://www.tombow.com/sp/zoom/products/samon/
Axis color: Gray / Ai gray Mouse
Price: 10,000 yen (tax not included)

RedDot Design award2018 Description
Design pen on a motif of dry landscape. A unique artistic interpretation of Japanese culture and spirituality. A dry landscape, a garden style that represents this landscape with stone and sand. Interpretation is left to the viewer and there is depth where the change in seasons and mind are of like manner. The undulation pattern is called Samon; Mainly expressed by the water flow. The uneven surface for a feeling of Japanese-style beauty; The appearance of independence is dressed in dignified tranquility. The surface irregularities are created by carefully cutting aluminum. This precise processing creates architectural style beauty.
A design pen that expresses the culture and spirituality of Japan in its own interpretation based on the motif of “Karansui”. The dry landscape is a garden style that expresses the landscape by stone and sand. The interpretation is left to the beholder, and there is depth in the place that changes in the four Seasons and the mind. The swell pattern is called the sand crest and mainly expresses the flow of water. The irregular shape of the regular surface makes you feel the style beauty of the Japan, and the independent appearance wears a dignified silence. The unevenness of the surface is made by cutting the aluminum with a line-by-line carefully. Its sophisticated processing creates a constructive aesthetic.

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