Japanese studio Torafu Architects (Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro) designed AIRVASE, a paper container than can be stretched into different shapes, like bowls and vases.
The paper is thin and lightweight but when expanded it is rigid and strong enough to stand alone. Colours on each side of the paper create a different impression depending on the angle from which you look at it.
The studio has teamed up with local artists and produced new limited-edition versions (Images below via Torafu Architects)
Airvase “SKY” x Japanese fashion brand Mina Perhonen
Airvase “SPACE/BAUHAUS/LAND” x Advertising Photographer Mikiya Takimoto, featuring graphic portrayal of the NASA space program
Airvase “MOYAMOYA” and “GURIGURI” x Japanese Manga artist Takehiko Inoue, inspired by his trip to Barcelona. This airvase was created to mark the special exhibition “Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi’s Universe” currently being held at Mori Art Center Gallery, Roppongi Hills (ends September 7th, 2014)
おしゃれ!!! You can get “Airvase” at MAM’s Museum Shop in Roppongi Hills and Tsutaya Stores.
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