torafu architects: air vase torafu architects: air vase
nov 09, 2010

torafu architects: air vase

‘air vase’ details photos by satomi tomita

‘air vase’ by tokyo-based torafu architects is a paper bowl that envelops air. you can freely change its shape by molding it into the form of a small bowl or vase according to one’s intended ‘usage’. the thin and lightweight paper from which it is made, gives strength and resistance to the bowl. colors on each side of the paper create a different impression depending on the various angles from which you look at it.

‘air vase’ photo by satomi tomita

playing with the vase

how to build the vase

‘air vase’ photo by satomi tomita

‘air vase’ photo by satomi tomita ‘air vase’ photo by satomi tomita

‘air vase’ making sequence photos by satomi tomita

packaging images © designboom

designboom just bought a vase (pack of 3) at clasca store in tokyo. it’s not as easy as it seems. at first it was very hard to conceive a perfectly symmetrical shape. the making can be a little bit tricky but once mastered it is a technique you can use over and over again.

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