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makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 1
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nov 24, 2010
makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade part 1


origami magic ball by makoto orisaki

makoto orisaki has developed ‘or-ita’, a special shaped blade which fits inside any rotary cutter.
with this tool one can perforate cardboard or any other dull material, and then fold it just like paper,
sculpting the chosen medium in their own way. the young japanese designer has created a limited edition
of these self-made cutter blades, which he is selling in order to earn enough money to start mass producing them.

using this new tool, six designers have created three-dimensional works made of cardboard,
demonstrating the blade’s capabilities. the have been presented in an exhibition entitled ‘cardboard high’, curated by
designboom friend eizo okada (publisher of http://www.dezain.net), and was on show at claska gallery&shop in tokyo,
during tokyo designtide 2010.


eizo okada (left) and makoto orisaki (right)
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makoto orisaki at the claska gallery & shop
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olfa rotary cutter with a blade created by makoto orisaki
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close-up
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packaging for the cutter blade
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‘cardboard high’ exhibition
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origami magic ball by makoto orisaki
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for his piece, makoto orisaki repeatedly folded a large sheet of cardboard, working the material for 15 hours
to create an origami magic ball. the object explores the functionality of origami through the medium of cardboard.


makoto orisaki demonstrates the different uses
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detail showing the cardboard folds
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origami magic ball by makoto orisaki


origami magic ball by makoto orisaki


cardboard houses by makoto orisaki


cardboard houses by makoto orisaki at th claska gallery&shop
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cardboard letter box
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details of the cardboard houses
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see also part 2 of the ‘or-ita’ rotary cardboard cutter blade by makoto orisaki.

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