tokyo design week 08: qurz inc.
‘ippon’ desk light made from cardboard tubing image © designboom
the history of japan’s paper industry began with ‘washi’ and continued with the development of various types of paper, including western types made from pulp. today, there are a range sizes, thicknesses and textures of the much used product to support our daily needs. paper has become something so mundane, that sometimes we forget its importance in our lives.
‘cuiora’ is a collection of objects by qurz inc., made from paper. the products exercise the possibilities of paper through a number of designs meant for the everyday.
image © designboom
the ‘ippon’ desk light is made from a cardboard tube. it is cut diagonally at its centre point so that it can rest in an ‘L’ formation, or be twisted to stand in a vertical position. the light uses a fluorescent lamp which emits a soft light.
‘paper flash’ flashlight image © designboom
qurz inc., has designed two flashlights made from hard cylindrical paper. one has a plastic head where the light source is located. the other has the bulb housed inside the shaft, which shows the texture of the paper when it is lit.
designer takumi shimamura of qurz inc. image © designboom
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