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Miso Designs Beautiful Origami Tables for Kyoto’s Shofudo Paper Store
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On March 9, 2012 @ 3:21 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Recycling / Compost | No Comments
When interiors company Miso  was commissioned to design the table displays for a traditional Japanese paper store, there was no doubt about the material selection. Designed to be collapsible, lightweight, and flexible, these elegant tables are made from folded  paper with a round acrylic top. Created for Suzuki Shofudo’s  long-established store in Kyoto, these accordion tables and lamps are simple, sustainable, and gorgeous displays and lighting solutions.
Easy to make and flexible enough to transport and fit anywhere within the shop, these accordion  designs were inspired by Japanese fans . After months of testing the strength of different papers, Miso designer Hiromitsu Konishi came up with a design that perfectly balances the delicate material’s flexibility and strength. It’s a great solution for a traditional Japanese paper shop that knows that simple is best.
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