A sculptural product designed from a single piece of paper

The ultra-light-weight, versatile, air-enfolding airvase can be shaped into a dish, small bowl, or vase. Rather than developing the product digitally and virtually, its design process was done manually by cutting a piece of paper and going through repeated tests, and the optimal width and dimensions were developed to allow the airvase to be flat packed and moulded according to each customer’s needs. Different colours on each side also allow the airvase to be sculpted into a multicoloured ware. Although the material offers quite a bit of flexibility and strength, care should be exercised in order to prevent tear. Founded by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, Torafu Architects employs an architectural thinking-based approach, which was used to develop the airvase.

Project name

airvase

Material

Paper

Company

Torafu Architects

Origin of company

Japan