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If lightsabers were made by Zaha Hadid and other famous designers

What if lightsabers weren’t designed in a galaxy far, far away but rather in the studios of Earth’s most famous designers? That’s the question Y Studios tries to answer with their delightful series of designer lightsabers.

Entitled ‘DESIGN X SABER’, the series imagines the elegant weapon in different forms, based on the design aesthetics of Zaha Hadid, Dieter Rams, Charles and Ray Eames, Issey Miyake, Edith Heath, and Y Studio themselves.

‘We began with a lot of upfront research on each designer’s background, identified their famous work, and then defined what inspires us most about them as a person and a designer’, the studio told PSFK. ‘Taking on these key elements, we set out to sketch some initial concepts of what each saber would look like, and refined the details further in CAD, foam modeling and 3D printing’.

Y Studio has so far made one prototype – the Y Saber – out of the six designs. They plan on building all six in the near future and auctioning them out for charity. You can find out more about the inspiration behind each design here.

Via PSFK

The Hadid Saber
The Hadid Saber
Neo futuristic, organic geometry, exoskeletal, asymmetry
Neo futuristic, organic geometry, exoskeletal, asymmetry
The Miyake Saber
The Miyake Saber
Generative geometry, hard and soft contrast, graphical patterns, Samurai swords
Generative geometry, hard and soft contrast, graphical patterns, Samurai swords
The Rams Saber
The Rams Saber
Generative geometry, hard and soft contrast, graphical patterns, Samurai swords
Generative geometry, hard and soft contrast, graphical patterns, Samurai swords
The Heath Saber
The Heath Saber
Subtle curves, unexpected proportions, raw warmth, whimsical details
Subtle curves, unexpected proportions, raw warmth, whimsical details
The Eames Saber
The Eames Saber
Mid-century modern, contour wrap detail, symmetry, mastery over materials
Mid-century modern, contour wrap detail, symmetry, mastery over materials
The Y Saber
The Y Saber
Approachable, purposeful, expected silhouette with unexpected surprise details
Approachable, purposeful, expected silhouette with unexpected surprise details

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