Category Archives: Japan

Yusuke Oono

YusukeOonoJapanese architect and design engineer, Yusuke Oono, created these impressive 360° narrative books. The 3-dimensional books were fabricated entirely through laser-cutting transforming the paper into these incredible visual sculptures. A couple of these collapsing books are available here at Artecnica.

Images: Courtesy of Yusuke Oono.

Yuko Tobo

YukoToboA friend of mine gifted me with a scarf similar to these but made from vintage kimono fabric.  Been wanting to make one so we’re adding patchwork scarves to our project list. The colorful scarves shown above are the creations of Japanese clothing designer, Yuko Tobo, who also creates a line of bags that can be seen on her website and also here on her blog.

Images: Courtesy of Yuko Tobo.

Masao Seki

MasaoSekiJapanese artist, Masao Seki, created these amazing minimal wire sculptures. The delicate pieces are crafted from thin gauge wire and designed into items that shows the artist’s appreciation for the simple things in life. You can purchase his work on Japanese online shop, Five Feet from the Ground. What luck…this shop provides international shipping.

Images: Courtesy of Masao Seki and Five Feet from the Ground.