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Miso Designs Beautiful Origami Tables for Kyoto’s Shofudo Paper Store

Posted By Ana Lisa On March 9, 2012 @ 3:21 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Recycling / Compost | No Comments

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When interiors company Miso [1] 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 [2] paper with a round acrylic top. Created for Suzuki Shofudo’s [3] long-established store in Kyoto, these accordion tables and lamps are simple, sustainable, and gorgeous displays and lighting solutions.

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Easy to make and flexible enough to transport and fit anywhere within the shop, these accordion [4] designs were inspired by Japanese fans [5]. 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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Photos © Yuna Yanagi


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URLs in this post:

[1] Miso: http://www.miso-miso.com/

[2] folded: http://inhabitat.com/accordion-folding-flatpack-chair-in-video/

[3] Suzuki Shofudo’s: http://www.shofudo.co.jp/

[4] accordion: http://inhabitat.com/matthew-malone-recovery-shelter/

[5] Japanese fans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_fan

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