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Sci-Fi Weapon Makeovers

The Design x Saber Project Gives the Star Wars Lightsaber a New Look

— November 26, 2015 — Art & Design
As Star Wars mania continues to bloom, Y Studios has joined in on the fun with its Design x Saber initiative. Centered around the iconic lightsaber, this creative project re-imagines the legendary weapon in the aesthetics of famous designers.

While nothing is wrong with the original lightsaber look, the Design x Saber project gives designers like Charles & Ray, Dieter Rams, Edith Heath, Issey Miyake and Zaha Hadid a hand at creating their own version of the famed piece of battle gear. The original lightsaber is a weapon with a pure plasma blade which is usually blue or red in color, depending on who is wielding it.

Outfitted with abstract cutouts, samurai-esque detailing, walnut wood finishes and high gloss plastic, these new swords are good enough for their own film franchise.



Photo Credits: luxurylaunches, designboom
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