torafu architects: gradation + cubed pattern airvases
 
torafu architects: gradation + cubed pattern airvases torafu architects: gradation + cubed pattern airvases
jan 24, 2012

torafu architects: gradation + cubed pattern airvases

‘airvase’ cubed pattern by torafu architects for cinna all photos by fuminari yoshitsugu

japanese studio torafu architects have expanded their ‘airvase’ series to include two new patterns ‘gradation’ and ‘cubed’. the design is a flat-packed bowl, the thin and lightweight paper vessels gaining their tension and strength when expanded and pulled out.

evolution of the vase

the cubed pattern ‘airvase’ have been developed for french brand cinna, and features a geometric pattern that is formed from delicate line work, that appears either as flat or three dimensional. the action of expanding and compacting the object in a variety of ways, allows one enjoy the ever-changing patterns it can offer.

with red decorating one side and blue, green and brown on the other, theses main colors fade into softer shades which results in a gradually dissolving geometric pattern.

detail of the cubed pattern in red

detail of cubed pattern in blue

‘airvase’ gradation pattern

created exclusively for french manufacturer ligne roset, the ‘airvase’ featuring the features multiple shades of color on each side. these tones of color come alive when the vases are opened and viewed from different angles, the simple color strips merging into unexpected directions.

simple lines of color merge to create the gradation pattern

detail of the gradation pattern

the cubed and gradation pattern ‘airvases’ were presented at maison et objet 2012 in paris. 

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