Shunji Yamanaka on designing to make people happy

Posted 8th February 2013 • By Design Indaba • Topic Industrial Design • Category Talks in Design Indaba TVDesign Indaba Conference 2008 • Duration 00:21:39
Shunji Yamanaka discusses the contact point between art and science.
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Award-winning industrial designer Shunji Yamanaka believes that the conflict between the scientist and artist inside him gives rise to groundbreaking ideas and designs. Yamanaka discloses, “the moment design happens is a result of the intricate madness of art meeting the guided rationality of science”. Here he speaks about various robots he has created including the Ephyra, seen as a mechanical artwork and the Halluc II, an experiment into how cars could move in the future. 


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Shunji Yamanaka is the founder and president of Leading Edge Design in Tokyo.