damaris bilbao creates an origami portrait of hiroshi tsunoda
damaris bilbao creates an origami portrait of hiroshi tsunoda damaris bilbao creates an origami portrait of hiroshi tsunoda
jan 30, 2017

damaris bilbao creates an origami portrait of hiroshi tsunoda


creative director damaris bilbao from spanish agency antimatteria maison de création has been asked to create a new image for hiroshi tsunoda, a japanese industrial designer based in barcelona, spain. the premise is to merge, through a series of portraits, all aspects of tsunoda’s work and personality.

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kokeshi-origmai portrait of hiroshi tsunoda
all image © artyom shwemmer



hiroshi tsunoda was born in japan and completed his studies at the rhode island school of design in the US — ultimately leading him to establish his own studio HTDS in barcelona. therefore, it was important for damaris bilbao from antimatteria to illustrate in just one image all aspects of his multi-cultural background. in the end, the designer has adopted the kokeshi-origami technique to create a unique 3D portrait of tsunoda.

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work in progress during the photo-shooting



wanted to do more than a regular designer portrait, pushing the boundaries out of the expected. the 3D option came naturally as the origami is an important aspect of his work and culture. same reason why kokeshi japanese dolls were also taken into consideration. so, starting off from two portraits I went deep into the creative process and simulated a kokeshi-origami version of hiroshi tsunoda, all made with folded paper using the origami technique’, explains bilbao.

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creative director damaris bilbao: the process of creation was mainly based on japanese craftmanship

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first portrait of hiroshi tsunoda: the director wanted to merge his multi-cultural background into one image

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close up profile of the industrial designer



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