Y Studios X saber
 

The Y Studios design philosophy is simple: we believe in beauty, utility and meaning for everything we design. We want to create simple joys that people will love to use and keep around for a long time to come. Y Studios does not have a design style, nor do we believe in it. We problem solve to create unique ideas that fit a specific purpose. A common element in our work would be simplicity with a twist. The Y Saber reflects that philosophy – simple, purposeful and has visual depth in the details.


Episode 6 : THe Y saber
 

Credits: Pedal Born Pictures


Our Approach


DESIGN INSPIRATION

  • Beautiful
  • Useful
  • Meaningful

Aesthetic Cues  |  approachable, purposeful, expected silhouette with unexpected surprise details

Y Studios does not have a house style. We approach each design opportunity with unique solutions specific to the requirements of a project rather than impose a certain style to it. In many visuals where you see the Jedi or Sith holding the lightsaber, it is always with both hands. This became an important element to consider for our own Y Saber. The waist in the middle of the hilt naturally segmented the hilt into two equal parts, indicating to the user to hold with two hands. We intentionally made the blade flat instead of a tubular shape so that the circular hilt can blend into the flat plasma blade at the point where they meet.
 

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COLORS, MATERIALS AND FINISHES (CMF)

DARK COOL PALETTE

Hilt  |  Patterned body detail, aubergine black contrast with copper

Plasma  |  Green


Process

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About Y Studios
 


 

“We believe in beauty, utility and meaning for everything we design – to create simple joys that people will love to use and keep around for a long time to come.” 

Wai-Loong Lim
founder of Y Studios

 

biography

Y Studios is an award-winning design and research company in San Francisco. We use socio-cultural intelligence to spark innovative ideas that inspire and inform the creative development process. Our creations are used around the world in many ways: at work, at home and at play.

Diversity is key to everything we do.

We have a keener sense of the world because we cross-pollinate our creativity across different cultures, design disciplines and industries. Understanding cultural context is essential in our expression of relevance and significance in every design opportunity that we encounter. We work with a wide array of industries to develop products and experiences that delight the people who use them . 

With our extensive experience in product, packaging, footwear, interface and graphic design, we help our clients search for opportunities and identify underserved categories to come up with solutions that fit better into our lives in ways that are Beautiful, Useful, and Meaningful. 


FAMOUS WORK

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