Designer Hiromitsu Konishi of Miso has developed an award winning display system of tables for a 140 year old paper company's store in Ise City. The tables unfold like a traditional Japanese paper fan.
The designer tells Designboom:
The texture and softness of paper tables and lighting seemed well-accommodated to the japanese-style building despite of their rather modern shapes. not only paper lighting but also paper table is portable and foldable just like "sensu," Japanese folding fan. We took advantage of paper's nature, which were considered as weakness, and turned them around to perfect furniture for the shop with a long and distinguished history.
It is also a flatpack transformer.
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