Y Studios designed six unique lightsabers inspired by renowned design-heroes Zaha Hadid, Charles and Ray Eames, Issey Miyake, Edith Heath and Dieter Rams

Perhaps one of the greatest attractions of science fiction and fantasy is that it enables us to retreat from the real world, pushes the boundaries of our imagination and permits us to be a kid again. Over a brown bag lunch at Y Studios, a design and research firm with locations in San Francisco and Austin, an idea was born that involved Star Wars lightsabers and design heroes which culminated in the DESIGN X SABER project.

Lovers of Star Wars know that not all lightsabers are created equal and that it is up to the one that wields the saber to fabricate the hilt to her or her specific preference and style. It was this idea that resulted in Y Studios imagining and designing six lightsabers inspired by their design heroes. PSFK was able to catch up with Lisa Yong, Research Director at Y Studios to learn more about the DESIGN X SABER project.

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