japanese art, design and culture

Air Vase by Torafu Architects

photos by Satomi Tomita.

Back in March Torafu Architects’ Air Vase debuted on dezeen to high acclaim. The highly versatile paper vessel, manufactured by the gods of paper, also known as kaminokousakujo, can be stretched and sculpted into a plate, vase or bowl. And now it is officially available! (1,260 yen for a set of 3)

You can watch a slightly intimidating video below to see how the vessel, which starts out as a flat disk, is sculpted into a preferred shape. What is beautiful about the vessel is that it has multi-colored sides, which change depending on your vantage point.


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1 Architectural Model Greeting Cards by Terada Architects | Spoon & Tamago { 05.27.10 at 7:05 am }

[...] Speaking of Kaminokousakujo, another one of their latest products are these awesome greeting cards (580 yen) created from paper figures often used in architectural modeling. They are the recent brainchild of Naoki Terada (Terada Architects). [...]

2 Marion Pannekoek { 05.27.10 at 11:25 am }

Just amazing… like so many of your posts… Thanks!

3 spoon_tamago { 05.27.10 at 1:41 pm }

Thanks Marion! Glad you like it.