The designers at Y Studios are getting amped for the release of Star Wars: the Force Awakens, with a fleet of chic lightsabers inspired by five of the world’s top designers. Y Studios honed the power of the force, creating glorious saber wands inspired by Zaha Hadid, Charles and Ray Eames, Issey Miyake, Edith Heath, Dieter Rams, and of course their own version. The resulting designer lightsabers combine the power of imagination and Star Wars with the iconic aesthetics of each designer.
For the saber inspired by starchitect Zaha Hadid, Y Studios turned to Hadid’s signature sinewy webs that encase transparent bulbous forms, which takes a number from the architect’s Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center. The classic Eames Saber feels appropriately Mid Century modern, with molded plywood and leather in a classic-feeling design.
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake is known for his use of pleats, creases and folds. The Miyake Saber is inspired by his Bao Bao collection, with a myriad of shapes making up the saber handle, also causing a fabulously glittering effect. The historic ceramic styles of the late Edith Heath are rendered in a smooth and subtle saber that borrows from her famous Studio Cup, complete with thumb hole.
German industrial designer Dieter Rams’ “Ten Principles for Good Design” are shown in a utilitarian design that features his use of new materials, and pays homage to his forty years designing at Braun. The Y Saber pulls together Y Studio’s philosophies: simplicity, purpose and beauty, in a sleek bronze and black metallic handle.
The Designer Sabers are for the distinguished Star Wars fan — fusing the love of good design with the epicness of The Force!
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