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

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

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 cardboard box by mitsuru koga

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 cardboard boxes by mitsuru koga image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 cardboard box, unfolded and folded, by mitsuru koga image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 the cardboard box has a thickness of 5mm, enough to store documents in image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 various cardboard boxes by mitsuru koga image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 cardboard box by mitsuru koga

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 cardboard boxes by mitsuru koga image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 templates mitsuru koga created with the ‘or-ita’

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 exhibition view image © designboom

— mike abelson

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

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 please touch image © designboom

— ryuji nakamura

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

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.

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 cardboard chair by ryuji nakamura image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 detail image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 cardboard chair by ryuji nakamura

— hisakazu shimizu

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

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 table and boat-shaped tray by hisakazu shimizu image © designboom

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 table and boat-shaped tray by hisakazu shimizu— yo oe

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 fabric dress by yo oe image © designboom

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

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

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 fabric dress by yo oe

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

makoto orisaki: 'or ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade   part 2 exhibition view image © designboom

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

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

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