LEXUS design award 2013 porcelain origami by hitomi igarashi
 
LEXUS design award 2013 porcelain origami by hitomi igarashi LEXUS design award 2013 porcelain origami by hitomi igarashi
apr 16, 2013

LEXUS design award 2013 porcelain origami by hitomi igarashi

LEXUS design award 2013 – ‘porcelain origami’ by hitomi igarashi – paper mouldimage © LEXUS

 

 

 

‘making porcelain with origami’ is 1 of the 12 winning projects in the LEXUS design award competition, organized in collaboration with designboom. using paper to perform the casting enables free form production and thinner porcelain than before. this technique gives rise to new possibilities for porcelain.

 LEXUS design award 2012 – ‘porcelain origami’ by hitomi igarashi – ceramic bowls obtained from circular paper mouldsimage © LEXUS

 

 

with an international jury consisting of pritzker prize recipient toyo ito, paola antonelli, aric chen, jaime hayon, designboom and LEXUS president kiyotaka ise, the designers of two of the winning entries were given the chance to create prototypes of their designs with one of the two assigned mentors – junya ishigami and sam hecht.

japanese architect junya ishigami with finalist hitomi igarashiportrait © designboom

 

 

working alongside junya ishigami, japanese designer hitomi igarashi conceived of ceramic objects by casting porcelain into different shapes of paper – creating unique free-forms. thinner than conventional slip-cast methods, the technique introduces new ways of working with the ceramic material.

 

 

LEXUS design awards – ‘porcelain origami’ by hitomi igarashivideo courtesy LEXUS

 

hitomi igarashiimage © designboom

after careful consideration, the LEXUS award jury selected ‘porcelain origami’ by hitomi igarashi to be prototypedimage © designboom

winning entries have been exhibited in the LEXUS space during milan design week 2013image © designboom

working alongside junya ishigami, japanese designer hitomi igarashi created free-forms using paper and porcelainimage © designboom

free-formsimage © designboom

detail of the origami-like ceramic formsimage © designboom

detailimage © designboom

hitomi igarashi with her origami paper mouldimage © designboom

  origami paper mouldimage © designboom

thinner than conventional slip-cast methods, the technique introduces new ways of working with the ceramic materialimage © designboom

 

 


LEXUS design awards – porcelain origami by hitomi igarashi
video © designboom

 

designboom photographing the installationimage © designboom

interviewing the designerimage © designboom

birgit lohmann of designboom at the award presentation for japan TV

award winners and international jury at the LEXUS space during milan design week 2013image © designboom

  • wow,these are fantastic!i just guess these are Issey Miyake‘s paper folding…..i cannot believe the material is ceramics……

    Emia says:
  • Beautiful – they look so fragile and elegant!

    Andrea Ventling says:

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