Air Vase Message Card Creator Series by Torafu Architects - Let's go to the park
A family run print company in Tachikawa, in the western part Tokyo, Fukunaga Print Co. set off in a new direction in 2006. Their Kami no Kosakujo (Paper Workshop) project launched in this year, sought to pair their skills with imagination from Japan’s community of great designers. The Air Vase range is a successful outcome of this project, with the print company’s ability to work with paper matched to the structural imagination of the Torafu Architect’s studio.
With a strength that belie their material, the spiral vases hint to the traditional function of paper in Japanese house construction. Unique items, they are also collectable, with some of Japan’s leading artists and designers supplying patterns to adorn them. They can be used in presentation, decoration or as far as the imagination allows.
Mogu Takahashi (Illustrator)
Born in Tokyo in 1984. Mogu Takahashi began her career at exhibitions in Japan and abroad, expanding to illustrations for magazines, supplementary picture books, creating event visuals, and collaborations with fashion brand ‘Né-net’ and furniture brand ‘unico’. She creates animated illustrations for the theme song of NHK’s creative program ‘Noji no hirameki koubou’.
These single air vases double as cards on which to write messages. The packages contain an envelope to allow the paper sculptures to be sent as a unique greeting card.
The pack contains one reversible air vase and one envelope.
Size: Φ19.3cm in diameter.
Package size: Width 20.3cm x Height 20.3cm Weight 0.39kg