Marie Komatsu (1996, Tokyo) is a furniture and material designer specialized in bio-based plastic. The core of her material research lies in the aesthetics of candy and temptation, coined as  “Candy-ism”, to redefine the generic term “bioplastic” and provide an arena of discussion beyond moral dualism within the topic of sustainability. Edible and non-edible, natural and artificial, toxic and harmless — Komatsu’s materials are a vessel of paradoxes, where the benevolent and malevolent coincides and amalgamates into one matter. The plastics serve as skin if the furniture were to be a body, sugar-coating the daily life while unraveling human instinct and laws of attraction.

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Photographer - Pedro Gossler