Gradation and Cube Air Vases by
Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

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Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Paris 2012: more from Maison & Objet in Paris this week - Japanese studio Torafu Architects present two new versions of their paper containers that can be stretched into bowls or vases for French brand Ligne Roset.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

The Gradation and Cube patterns are printed on both sides of the paper disks, which are cut so the user can simply pull them into the desired shape.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

The graduated pattern is for Ligne Roset while the Cube design is for sub-brand Cinna.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

See more work by Torafu Architects here, including hooks that look like curled pieces of adhesive tape, a bowl that's really a shelf and a stage set for a performance of Don Quixote.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Maison & Objet continues until 24 January.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Photographs are by Fuminari Yoshitsugu.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Here's some more information from the designers:


airvase (CUBE PATTERN)

This is a paper bowl that enfolds air. You can freely change its shape by moulding it.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

The thin and lightweight paper gains tension and strength when pulled out.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Created exclusively for Cinna, this special edition features a cube pattern formed from delicate line work, which can appear as either flat or three dimensional.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

By expanding and compacting it in diverse ways, you can enjoy the ever-changing patterns.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Red on one side; blue, green and brown on the other, each of these main colours fade into a softer shade, gradually dissolving the geometric pattern.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

You can choose from these colours for the inside or the outside surface of the airvase when you open it out.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Manufacturer: KAMI NO KOUSAKUJO
Credit: Package graphic: TAKAIYAMA inc.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

airvase (GRADATION PATTERN)

This is a paper bowl that enfolds air. You can freely change its shape by molding it. The thin and lightweight paper gains tension and strength when pulled out. Created exclusively for Ligne Roset, this special edition features a gradation pattern with multiple color shades on each side. Each shade comes to life when opened and viewed from different angles.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

You will be pleasantly surprised as the simple color stripes on each side of this airvase merge in unexpected directions, evoking an intricate and ever-changing expression.

You can choose from the different colour gradations for the inside or the outside surface of the airvase when you open it out.

Graduation and Cube Airvases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset

Manufacturer: KAMI NO KOUSAKUJO
Credit: Package graphic: TAKAIYAMA inc.

  • http://thebarenecessitiesblog.blogspot.com/ zee

    superb looks
    but if it can't hold anything, don't call it a vase.
    it's paper sculpture or paper packaging.
    period.

  • coffeman

    It looks really great. Vase or not, I like it.
    So nice they found a good balance between a fully finished design and an object you can shape as you like.

  • Andre

    Mind f**k

    Very nice looking objects for display purposes only im guessing; as they appear to have no real fuction.

  • Harvey

    Looks too similar to this enrty in the 2009 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award.

    http://www.ute.net.au/victoria-side-table-0

    One can only wonder..

    • Dan

      Sorry, but there's no real resemblence there.

    • pbw

      The original airvase was designed several years ago
      (http://torafu.com/works/air ) and these new are actually the 9th and 10th versions!

  • poa

    the airvase designers have set up this website – showing how people are using the paper vases — lots of fun there..

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/airvasebook/pool/

  • hana

    very beautiful.
    ps) it holds AIR.