makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade part 1
makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 1 makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 1
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, and was on show at claska gallery&shop in tokyo, during tokyo designtide 2010.

eizo okada (left) and makoto orisaki (right) image © designboom

makoto orisaki at the claska gallery & shop image © designboom

olfa rotary cutter with a blade created by makoto orisaki image © designboom

close-up image © designboom

packaging for the cutter blade images © designboom


‘cardboard high’ exhibition image © designboom

origami magic ball by makoto orisaki image © designboom

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 image © designboom

image © designboom

image © designboom

detail showing the cardboard folds image © designboom

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 image © designboom

cardboard letter box image © designboom

details of the cardboard houses images © designboom

see also part 2 of the ‘or-ita’ rotary cardboard cutter blade by makoto orisaki.

  • nice 🙂

    Lalo says:
  • Very cool. I hope he is able to put those into production!

    Playpunk says:
  • What a magnificent work!
    How can I buy such a rotary blade? I would like one, please.

    Ido Alkan, Designer, Israel says:

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