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Modern Musical Sculptures

The Koji Takei Pieces Are Modeled After Instruments

— May 6, 2014 — Art & Design
The Koji Takei sculptures are made in the shape of ornate musical instruments. To produce these artistic depictions of guitars and cellos, Takei repurposes furniture, hence the chair legs that hang off some of his highly coveted designs.

Although viewers comprehend Takei's creative depiction of the music makers, the cuts of wood are spliced together in chaotic ways. In some cases, this lets on the appearance of 3D formations, making the chords and handles pop out. And yet, despite the chaos, it is at once clear which types of instruments Takei is modeling his work after.

Prior to embarking upon his career in art, Takei was a graphic designer. It is apparent that his capacity for visual layouts has served him well.
Trend Themes
1. Musical-inspired Sculptures - New trend of creating sculptures modeled after musical instruments using repurposed materials
2. Chaotic Design - Trend of creating chaotic designs in art to add a unique aesthetic to traditional products
3. 3D Sculpting - Growing trend of creating sculptures with complex 3D formations to add visual appeal and depth
Industry Implications
1. Art Industry - New opportunities for artists and sculptors to create unique pieces using repurposed materials and chaotic designs
2. Furniture Industry - Opportunity for furniture companies to partner with artists to create new and unique furniture designs inspired by musical instruments
3. Graphic Design Industry - Growing trend of graphic designers moving into the art world and using their skills to create unique pieces
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