Saturday, May 1, 2010

Product Design – Tokyo, 1984
At a marketing and design management consulting firm ODS Co, LTD as Chief designer of International Design Division, Introduced PORSCHE DESIGN, LUIGI COLANI, and many other international design firms to the Japanese market with registered their Brand in Japan. Contributed to the redesign of their designs to adapt them to the local Japanese market needs, and made them feasible to be able to manufacture. Major clients served include Honda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Yamaha, NEC, SONY, Canon, Casio, Seiko and Citizen.

Colani's Advanced Design Proposal redesigned by Kuni Ito, inspired from Colani's original drawing.
Semi-Production Design Proposal by Kuni Ito,
with a motorized automatic lens.
CanonT-90" The Tank" Production Model in 1986
World first plastic injection molded camera. Also, Computer-aided design techniques were introduced to Canon for the T90, as well as the use of computer controlled (CNC) milling machines to make the molding dies for the shell.(wikipedia)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Jiotto Design Inc. 1988~1998

Production Model

Production Model

Motor Bike Production Model in Japan, manufactured by Suzuki.

Design Proposals

Bike User's image

Bike User's image-1

Jiotto Design Inc. 1988~1998

Jiotto CASPITA was unveiled at the 28th Tokyo Motor Show in 1989. WIKIPEDIA said that the car is a prototype midship super sports car designed by Jiotto Design Inc. in 1988. The car was billed as the F1 on the Road. The original design of the car was done by Kunihisa Ito, who was the vice-president and chief designer of Jiotto Design Inc.
The first car was powered by a Motori Moderni flat 12, a detuned Formula One engine and then in 1990 was stripped and then rebuilt with a Judd V10. Both engines were transversely mounted, and powered through a 6 speed gearbox built by Weismann. The car first made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in the same year, but the project would die out in 1993 due to the global recession which meant lack of demands for supercars. With the Judd engine, the Caspita is capable of 577 horsepower (430 kW) at 10,750 rpm and a top speed of 200 miles per hour (320 km/h), while producing 283 ft·lbf (284 N·m) of torque at 10,500 rpm. The Caspita also features a 6-speed manual transmission, a 0-60 mph time of approximately 4.7 seconds, and a curb weight of 2734 lb (1240 kg).
Caspita's Design Development in 1988

Jiotto has created 3 different scale models and tested them in the Wind-tunnel. Retractable headlight at the first model were considered.
Steering wheel design

Head lump is a thought of " Submersible" one like a "Telescope of Submarine": At low speed the mirror provides a large field of vision. At high speed it "sink" into the door to low air resistance. There is the infrared ray sensor on that mirror for a pedestrian safety.

Built-in rear spoiler( also, front air-dam was builed-in) can be electrically raised with a stroke of 190mm.

CASPITA had the first twin intersected oval head lump before Mercedes and Smart car had.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Demo works at College for Creative Studies/ CCS 2005~Present

Marker + Chalk on Vellum sketch technique , then put into the Photoshop.
I call this "Analog Digital techniques".

Car Drawing



Lamp Design

Speaker Set

Personal Vacuum Pak

Hair dryer Design

Speaker Design

Demo wok in Transportation Design at CCS 2005 - present

New Audi TT Design
New Audi A6 Design

These are the In-class Demonstration samples in My Visual Communication 1 class at CCS.
Mostly marker sketches within 60min, work.