Leon Ransmeier

While researching the project’s Japanese cultural backdrop, New York-based designer Leon Ransmeier came upon the concept for ‘Perceptible Beauty.’ Focusing on Japanese utensils whose very shape and feel lets the user appreciate their inherent beauty when picked up, he adopted a design approach that would also make the modern user yearn to physically hold them. As one of Ransmeier’s coffee pots, teapots, vases or mugs sits snugly in your hand, you will soon become aware of the finely-crafted swell of the item created with high-grade moulding technology.


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Designer's Profile

Born in New York in 1979, Leon Ransmeier graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. He established Ransmeier Inc., a New York based industrial design practice in 2010. Notable projects include the Chiaro chair for Mattiazzi, the AGL Table Group for Herman Miller, and the Revolver Bar Stool for HAY. Ransmeier’s collaboration with industry often results in subtle interventions into the way we perceive and use things, enabling his designs to support the complexity of daily life through clear and informed interactions. His designs have been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as in the 2010 and 2006 Design Triennials at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Ransmeier’s work has been published internationally and is included in the permanent collections at SFMOMA and the Corning Museum of Glass.

アメリカ生まれ。ロードアイランド・スクール・オブ・デザインを卒業後、アイントホーフェンに渡り、1990年 代に台頭していたダッチデザインのアプローチやデザイン手法に影響を受ける。米国に戻ったあと、ニューヨークの摩天楼のペントハウスに自身のインダストリ アルデザインスタジオを設立。スタジオで実際に手を動かしてつくる手法で、観察と実験を綿密に行う。複雑な手法を整理し解体していく事で、シンプルかつエ レガントなデザインが生まれる。
Mattiazziのための椅子ChiaroやHerman MillerのためのAGLテーブルシリーズ、HAYのためのリボルバースツールなどが代表作。作品は、サンフランシスコ近代美術館やクーパー・ヒューイット国立デザイン博物館で展示され、またサンフランシスコ近代美術館とコーニングガラス美術館のパーマネントコレクションとして所蔵されている。


Desinger's photo: Kenta Hasegawa Product's photo: Yasunori Shimomura
Leon Ransmeier Collection
Mug / White
Mug / Dark Blue
Mug / Gray
Cup / White
Cup / Dark Blue
Cup / Gray
Plate 140 / White
Plate 140 / Dark Blue
Plate 140 / Gray
Plate 190 / White
Plate 190 / Dark Blue
Plate 190 / Gray
Plate 250 / White
Plate 250 / Dark Blue
Plate 250 / Gray
Bowl 110 / White
Bowl 110 / White
Bowl 110 / Dark Blue
Bowl 110 / Gray
Bowl 170 / White
Bowl 170 / White
Bowl 170 / Dark Blue
Bowl 170 / Gray
Flower Vase / White
Coffee Dripper / White
Coffee Pot / White