DESIGN BY KENSAKU OSHIRO, 2020
Is there a hole or not? Everything would make you think not, yet a hole has a shape and occupies a space, just like an object. When asked to design a round version of the iconic Holo table, Kensaku Oshiro started again from that hole and from the oval shape, its distinctive feature, and created a base support for the top. Solid and sculptural, the base support is painted in the new “Exclusive colours” finishes, the result of research at the Kristalia powder-coating centre. The top with its round organic shape and tapered edge is, instead, available in European oak, walnut and black stained oak, or in black or white Fenix-NTM®. More than a table, Holo Pillar is proof of the materiality of holes.
Kensaku Oshiro was born on Okinawa Island, Japan, in 1977. After gaining a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999, he began working with various studios until 2004, when he joined the design team at Lissoni Associati where he worked until mid-2012. In June 2012, Kensaku moved to London to join BarberOsgerby studio. In June 2015, Kensaku established his own studio in Milan. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions and has obtained a range of prestigious international awards.