Namaiki, a Tokyo-based design team, are known for their bright and colourful installations, psychedelic videos, and objects drenched in neon pink paint. Recently they have taken a more ecologically-minded route to their projects. Instead of plastic and paint, their installations now consist of living creatures – plants, to be exact. In an article for PingMag, the duo shares its thoughts on how its long-term installation in Osaka, "Kinky Muff Land," teaches about the wonders of working with living things.
The duo is David Duval, a graphic designer from New Zealand and Michael Frank, an architect from the UK. They have worked together under the name Namaiki for almost ten years, doing everything from designing sets for fashion shoots to creating their own beer, Tokyo Ale.Tweet