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.
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.