Design & Star Wars
This is the story of our two loves – Design and Star Wars.
As creatives, we are instinctively drawn to the scintillating world of science fiction and fantasy. It is our retreat from the real world, an indulgent to push the boundaries of our imagination, permitting us to be a kid again.
The kernel of an idea for the DESIGN X SABER project started over a brown bag lunch at work. We shared our love for sci-fi fantasy movies and of course, Star Wars was on top of everyone’s lists.
The lightsaber is the most iconic symbol in the Star Wars universe. In Obi-Wan Kenobi’s words: “To use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary.”
For every kid growing up with Star Wars in their eyes, to be able to wield a lightsaber was to demonstrate incredible skill and confidence. The hilt of the lightsaber was almost always self-fabricated by the wielder to match his or her specific needs, preferences and style.
Now, that, is a very seductive idea for a designer.
At the end of lunch, it became obvious to everyone that we have the perfect opportunity to creatively imagine what our own saber could be. Better yet, we challenged ourselves to envision what would a saber look like if some of our design heroes created it?
This project website is a culmination of the collaborative efforts and months of hard work by the Y Studios team. It celebrates the inspirations and imaginations behind the creation of these six sabers.
* All sabers featured in the DESIGN X SABER project are designed by our talented team of superhero designers. Thank you everyone!