makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2
nov 24, 2010

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade part 2

cardboard box by mitsuru koga image © designboom

this is a follow-up to part 1 of our coverage on the ‘or-ita’ rotary cardboard cutter blade by japanese designer makoto orisaki. we now present the the six designers and architects plus the works they created, as a means of demonstrating the capabilities of the ‘or-ita’. the projects have been on show at CLASKA, during tokyo designtide 2010 in the exhibition ‘cardboard high’, curated by designboom friend eizo okada.

— mitsuru koga

cardboard boxes by mitsuru koga image © designboom

artist mitsuru koga made a cardboard box as his contribution to the exhibition. the boxes it look ordinary, but they only have a thickness of 5mm. they are designed to resemble a two-dimensional perspective drawing, but in which one can open and store documents in.

cardboard box by mitsuru koga

cardboard boxes by mitsuru koga image © designboom

cardboard box, unfolded and folded, by mitsuru koga image © designboom

the cardboard box has a thickness of 5mm, enough to store documents in image © designboom

various cardboard boxes by mitsuru koga image © designboom

cardboard box by mitsuru koga

cardboard boxes by mitsuru koga image © designboom

templates mitsuru koga created with the ‘or-ita’

exhibition view image © designboom

— mike abelson

models demonstrating the springiness of cardboard image © designboom

it is difficult to stack up old cardboard boxes to throw away because they begin to work as a spring. mike abelson of postalco developed concept models to experience cardboard springs.

please touch image © designboom

— ryuji nakamura

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architect ryuji nakamura made a simple chair. it is reinforced with dowels inserted into the wave-shaped, currogated structure of cardboard. since the dowels are placed in between the surface, the chair looks like a 1/1 model made in an alternating material. it does not look durable, but the actual strength has the capacity to hold an adult.

cardboard chair by ryuji nakamura image © designboom

detail image © designboom

cardboard chair by ryuji nakamura

— hisakazu shimizu

table and boat-shaped tray by hisakazu shimizu image © designboom

product designer hisakazu shimizu developed a table in the scaled shape of castella (a japanese sponge cake) accompanied by a boat-shaped tray. the form represents where shimizu is from, nagasaki, where castella is a specialty. shimizu is not interested in cardboard as a special means of expression, but in things he wants to make which can be made from cardboard.

table and boat-shaped tray by hisakazu shimizu image © designboom

table and boat-shaped tray by hisakazu shimizu — yo oe

fabric dress by yo oe image © designboom

fashion designer yo oe created a series of objects using fabric rather than paper.

fabric studies by yo oe, created with the ‘ora-ito’ butter image © designboom

the original blade of ‘or-ita’ is a blade made specifically for cutting fabric, so paying hommage to the tool in which he used, yo_oe created a piece of clothing in the shape of the ‘or-ita’ blade.

fabric dress by yo oe

eizo okada (left) and makoto orisaki with his origami magic ball image © designboom

for his piece, makoto orisaki, creator of the ‘ora-ita’ blade, 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.

exhibition view image © designboom

image © designboom

see also part 1 of the ‘or-ita’ rotary cardboard cutter blade by makoto orisaki.

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