Following the yesterday’s post on “tapehook,” I want to share another artistic paper craft from Torafu Architects.
These skeleton vases in the picture are “air vase,” the vases that change the shapes freely as they enfold air.
Each one is a single sheet of paper with net like cuts and by pulling edge of it, you can mold it into a dish, bowl, or vase.
Being made of paper, it is thin and light when it’s a sheet but it’s molded, it gets strength and resistance. You can decorate a vase or bowl with “air vase,” which can be folded when not in use.
Because the designs on each side of the paper are different, the molded bowl gives different impressions by looking at it from other angles.
“air vase” gives you two kinds of fun; the fun of molding and the fun of looking at it. It’ll make a great gift for a creative person.
According to the official website, “air vase” are currently sold at 112 stores in Japan and 77 stores outside of Japan.
If you live in Tokyo and want to experience “air vase,” join the workshop which will be held since next week.
“air vase workshop 2011 in SHIBAURA HOUSE”
Date: Monday, September 5 to Saturday September 24, 2011.
Place: SHIBAURA HOUSE (3-15-4 Shibaura, Minato-ward, Tokyo)
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Closes on Sundays and Holidays
Fee: Admission free. To join the workshop, buy air vase (420yen/per sheet)
This is JAPAN Style!