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May 1, 2020
Tama Art University students use Ultrasuede® for graduation projects

Since its establishment in 1935 some 80 years ago, Tama Art University has produced many talented designers and creators. These artists have been providing value to many types of industries through the creation of art and designs. Beginning last year, Toray has been providing Ultrasuede® for university students of the Department of Product and Textile Design to use in their graduation projects. Again this year, Ultrasuede® was featured in graduation works created by two Product Design students and one Textile Design student. Ultrasuede® keeps evolving toward a future full of “Beautiful Possibilities”.

Designers
Product Design
4th year
Asuka Yamamoto
A Proposal for New Dining Culture
Designing an After-Meal Sense of Content
2nd year of
master’s degree program
Yang YaKen
A research on mental and physical stress relief product
Textile Design
4th year
Runa Takeuchi
Composition and Structure




1."A Proposal for New Dining Culture Designing an After-Meal Sense of Content" by Asuka Yamamoto, Fourth Year in Product Design -Description of Creation- Don't we all sometimes feel like taking a nap after a meal? In Japan, it is considered bad manners. But from the physiological perspective, relaxing after a meal stimulates digestion and is said to be beneficial for health, leading to the alternative culture of promoting after-meal rest. My work is a chair in which you can lean back and relax after a meal. It aims to produce a sense of contentment while assisting.

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2."A research on mental and physical stress relief product" by Yang YaKen, Second Year of Master’s Degree Program -Description of Creation- In this modern society, humans are suffering from mental health issue ever then before, it is also causing health issue to our human body. It is very difficult for a human to rely on themselves without help from either other people or items to recover back to their normal state. When human body and mind are being affected, it will start causing problem to our decision making skills and behaviour, with all these effects, it has become a serious social issues. This research is to help those suffering from mental and physical stress. The goal is to relieve and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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3."Composition and Structure" by Runa Takeuchi, Fourth Year in Textile Design -Description of Creation- I considered cloth from the perspective of "shape". Cloth is not only thin and flat but also a three-dimensional structure that is so flexible it can change its shape to fit anything. It has a unique composition of surface as seen from its flat state while the structure assumes three dimensions as it occupies space. It can change from a plane to three-dimensional form, or from form to a flat plane. I think the best feature of cloth is being flexible in the time and space that flows.

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Photos courtesy of Tama Art University