The collection, which follows the KODO Chair unveiled at the 2013 edition of the Milan Design Week, features a design based on the representation of dynamic motion, the underlying theme of the KODO-Soul of Motion design philosophy.
Bike by KODO concept
“Bike by KODO concept” is a track racer that seeks to express the innate beauty of the bicycle. Its minimalist structure is composed of the least possible number of parts.
The frame was painstakingly formed by hammering a single sheet of steel and the black leather saddle is hand-stitched, featuring the same red thread and stitch design as the all-new Mazda MX-5. The bicycle’s mixture of dynamism and allure is also evocative of the Mazda MX-5’s styling.
Sofa by KODO concept
“Sofa by KODO concept,” is a collaborative effort between Mazda’s designers and Italian furniture makers. The form of the sofa is as honed as that of the all-new Mazda CX-3 and evokes the strong stance common to all Mazda’s new-generation vehicles.
Among the features are the polished aluminum frames at the front and rear which convey visual tension, while a vivid red used only on the back provides allure in the characteristic Japanese manner of concealed beauty.
The matching table features a wooden base shaped like wings, and a glass top. Metallic trim on the wooden frame echoes the signature wings of the family face of Mazda cars, and adds contrast to the sofa’s form.
Mazda at the Milan Design Week
Also on display at the event are a number of works by traditional Japanese craftsmen inspired by Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design philosophy.
KODOKI is a tsuiki copperware wine cooler hammered from a single sheet of copper in Japan’s famous Gyokusendo metal-working studio.
SHIRAITO is a traditional lacquered box created by Kinjo-Ikkokusai which expresses the richness of natural phenomena using multiple layers of lacquer and finely-broken eggshell.