Gallery: Mesmerizing Paper LED Exhibit Illuminates Tokyo Designers Week

 
Hope Tree is a mesmerizing installation seen at this year's Tokyo Designers Week 2010 that combines paper and light within a 20 foot shipping container. Visitors walk into the space to find a toroidal surface composed of 670 self-supporting watercolor paper panels punched with leaf-like cutouts. To make the experience even more ethereal, these openings are illuminated by LED string lighting, which allowed for coverage of the entire space with minimal watt usage. Designed by 24° Studio, Hope Tree was recently announced as one of the winners of the Environmental Container Design & Art Competition sponsored by the Design Association NPO and Dezeen.

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