1/5 scale paper chair
by Taiji Fujimori


Product news: Japanese designer Taiji Fujimori has designed a miniature paper chair, armchair and sofa, one-fifth the size of standard furniture pieces (+ slideshow).

1/5 scale paper chair by Taiji Fujimori

"Do not sit on this chair, but use it to accommodate other small items," suggested Fujimori, showing the models used to support small items like keys, spectacles or ornaments.

The scaled-down furniture is made by folding and tucking a pre-cut sheet of paper together. It's designed for use in the home or office and can be personalised by adding designs or messages to the paper.

1/5 scale paper chair by Taiji Fujimori

The paper chair measures 240 millimetres in height and is 200 millimetres wide. The chair is available in four colours: white, grey, red and blue.

Fujimori's 1/5 scaled paper furniture range also includes an armchair (240mm x 220mm) and a sofa (240mm x 305mm).

1/5 scale paper chair by Taiji Fujimori

The chairs are produced and manufactured by Kami No Kousakujo.

1/5 scale paper chair by Taiji Fujimori

Prior to founding his own practice four years ago, Fujimori worked for architectural planning studio Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier. He specialises in furniture design and has worked in collaboration with architects including the 2013 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize Toyo Ito, and Japanese studio Torafu Architects.

1/5 scale paper chair by Taiji Fujimori

Other paper projects that we have featured on Dezeen include Jule Waibel's concertinaed handbag and pleated paper dress that expands with the movement of the body and Pepe Heykoop's paper faceted vase covers.

Last month furniture giant Ikea launched a range of miniature furniture for dolls' houses.

1/5 scale paper chair by Taiji Fujimori

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Photography is by Taiji Fujimori.

  • Where can I get the file to print and make my own?

  • HAL

    The first question I ask myself when viewing any design entry on any blog is, so what? In essence, what has been created and is there a purpose other than ‘just because”. Here there seems to be no other reason other than, ‘might as well *shrugs shoulders*’.

    Yes, these are playful and fun 1/5 scale models or toys (and don’t get me wrong, design can be just for fun) but, c’mon. The self-implied importance present in the article makes me gag.